In Chapter 7 of 16 in his 2013 Capture Your Flag interview, educator and designer Jon Kolko answers "Why Did You Decide to Take a Position Working at an Online Jobs Platform Helping to Employ Students?" Kolko shares why he decided to join a venture capital-backed career services startup, MyEdu. Kolko finds purpose joining the education technology or edtech startup team to help create a more scalable and relevant way for college students to market themselves and find jobs after graduation.
Communication expert Alexa Fischer suggests getting objective to find your purpose! Changing your world can start with activities as simple as writing down a list of your likes and dislikes, or applying yourself to new activities!
In Chapter 7 of 18 in her 2012 Capture Your Flag interview, Neuroscience Institute Executive Director Stacie Grossman Bloom hopes that the research work done at the NYU Neuroscience Institute will translate into some kinds of new therapies that improve patient outcomes. She notes how an aging patient population is generating increases in neurological diseases - autism, Alzheimer's, Parkinson's - is creating economic and psychological challenges at her work at the NYU Neuroscience Institute.
In Chapter 5 of 16 in her 2011 Capture Your Flag interview with host Erik Michielsen, The Grace List founder and entrepreneur Hattie Elliot answers "What Makes Your Work Meaningful?" As an entrepreneur providing a service for singles, she has unexpectedly found reward and excitement not only making love connections but also helping others meet new friends and do business. Elliot is the founder and CEO of The Grace List.
In Chapter 8 of 13 in his 2011 Capture Your Flag interview with host Erik Michielsen, data analytics expert Ken Rona answers "What Fuels Your Passion to Solve Complex Problems?" He finds joy applying his passion solving problems and trying to make an impact or contribution to an organization, industry, or something greater. Rona notes there will never be a shortage of problem solving jobs given the preponderance of problems that exist in the world.
In Chapter 5 of 10 in his 2013 Capture Your Flag interview, software engineer Chris Hinkle answers "How Are Your Personal Experiences Shaping Your Professional Aspirations?" Hinkle loves his work and because of this he finds he is happier integrating life and work together. He is able to make a living doing what he loves and, as a result, can focus less on financial goals and more on making the digital apps and products that give him purpose. Chris Hinkle is a senior software engineer.
In Chapter 3 of 21 in his 2011 interview, Phil McKenzie finds meaning and purpose creating and growing a conference that connects the next frontier of leadership, the creative class. He sees the artists, the entrepreneurs, the philanthropists, and the technologists as the next wave of change makers and sees a need to bring them together. By connecting them and creating value, McKenzie finds personal reward in return. McKenzie is the founder of Influencer Conference.
In Chapter 8 of 16 in his 2011 Capture Your Flag interview, cloud computing technology executive Marc Ferrentino shares how he enjoys not only doing something that has not been done, but more importantly driving people - teams, partners, consumers - toward that vision. Ferrentino is Chief Technology Officer (CTO) of cloud computing at BMC Software. Previously, he was Chief Technology Architect (CTA) at Salesforce.com.
HuffPost's Third Metric seeks to redefine success beyond money and power. As part of our ongoing series, Drake Baer of Fast Company magazine takes a look at whether changing your desk can make you more productive -- and help you fix your career.
In Chapter 1 of 21 in his 2011 Capture Your Flag interview with host Erik Michielsen, business school professor Ben Hallen answers "To What Do You Aspire?" Ben aspires to have impact and hopefully alter how people go about being entrepreneurs. An experienced entrepreneur, Hallen tries to find tools to help others be more successful entrepreneurs in his academic research and teaching. Hallen is currently Assistant Professor of Strategy and Entrepreneurship at London Business School.