According the respected author and New Yorker columnist, Malcom Gladwell, the most exciting career advancements happen within the first 5 years of the average person’s career. For this reason, Gladwell provides this advice:
“The best thing you can do mid-career is start over”
In his upcoming new book, David and Goliath, Malcolm discusses questions like
- What should the strategy of the week be when facing the strong?
- Does being an underdog—whether as a team a country or an individual—help foster creativity?
- Why should people at the top of their fields quit their jobs and try to reinvent themselves?
It’s worth watching the New Yorker video interview with Malcolm below:
Malcom Gladwell is not the only one to recommend new experiences to re-discover innovation, creativity, passion, and ultimately, accelerate career growth. In a previous post, we wrote about one of the best career development tools is having global experience.