Careers, Startups, and Life

Earlier this month, Reid Hoffman wrote some advice on how to treat your career like a startup.  The key, he writes, is keeping several opposing concepts in mind: being flexible yet persistent; to plan your future but don’t be constrained by those plans.

He begins by pointing out that these are the same requirements for a startup.  He then proceeds to elaborate on what he refers to as Plan A, B, Z planning.  Plan A is, obviously, your current plan.  Plan B is your next plan; there might be many reasons, good and bad, to switch to plan B.  Plan Z is what you will do in the worst case scenario.

Reid Hoffman is the founder of LinkedIn, and has since gone on to become a prolific investor.  The linked post is a tease for his new book.

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