Designing Your Life

By     Oct 5, 2015

Field Notes

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(c) Eva Cruz

(c) Eva Cruz

This week on Field Notes, we're talking about career paths. We've broken this conversation down into five steps. We'll dive into a different step each day this week. Today, we're focusing on the importance (or lack there of) in having or thinking about a career path.

Executive Director of the Design Program at Stanford University, Bill Burnett shares his thoughts on one of the toughest questions we all face in life: "What do you want to be when you grow up?" Burnett believes that “the notion that you need to have a passion and follow it is a destructive idea" and that by using design-thinking principles, you can begin to understand yourself and your goals in order to overcome areas of “decision explosion” in your career.

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