Tuesday, May 29, 2012

H. Experience

Experience is the greatest teacher.

Your degree is just a foot in the door. Real learning begins when you are "thrown into the fire".

Experience does not mean number of years spent in industry. Experience is how much you know about the job, and how well you do it.

Wednesday, May 23, 2012

G. Read ... Read ... Read

A Person who does not read good books has no advantage over the person who cannot read.

Reading expands your brain cells.

Reading makes you more open to ideas.

Read at least one book outside your area of work.

Thursday, May 17, 2012

F. Learn to Communicate Effectively

What you know is important. How well you can represent it is even more important.

Communication is what makes or breaks your career.

Learn how to speak.

Learn how to write well.

Moreover, learn to listen. (Listening  is also a part of communication)

Monday, May 14, 2012

E. Focus on Value

Value is what you contribute against what you get.

The higher your work offers value, the faster you grow.

To find value:

Learn the work that offers higher value
Find whqat you love doing and identify how it can add value.

Tuesday, May 1, 2012

D. Experiment

Experimenting is critical for learning.

Try things out. See if it works. If it does, you learn. If it doesn't, you still learn.

You remember 100% of what you learn by experimenting.