Some people enter a field for the wrong reasons. Others become enamored with the seeming glamour of a profession, only to find the workplace culture impossible. Sue Shellenbarger and guest Ashley Stahl discuss common missteps and turnaround strategies. Photo: Obi Onyekwere.
In Chapter 3 of 17 in her 2013 Capture Your Flag interview, non-profit executive Kyung B. Yoon spotlights a time early in her career when she left a secure job at the World Bank for an entry-level job in broadcast journalism. She remembers how her Korean immigrant parents tied having a secure profession to happiness and how she had to learn to understand their point of view as it applied to caring for their daughter. Kyung is the executive director of the Korean American Community Foundation.
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In Chapter 2 of 14 in his 2012 interview, Internet entrepreneur Joe Stump answers "What Do You Enjoy Most About What You Do?" Stump shares how working a job he loves comes at the intersection of his passion, his hobby, and his profession - software development. He compares this to what he thinks it must be like to be a professional sports player and play a game you love for a living. Joe Stump is a serial entrepreneur based in Portland, OR. He is CEO and co-founder of Sprint.ly.