Peter Drucker on creating a career path

The work we do, to a large extent, acts as our primary interface to the world. It's in the time we spend at work that we develop skills, get exposed to unfamiliar ideas, learn to deal with people, and hopefully, form an objective view of the world. The accumulation of knowledge and experience happens over a long period … Continue reading Peter Drucker on creating a career path

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Csikszentmihalyi on autotelic work and the conditions that create “flow”

There’s an oft-cited quote in the Bhagavad Gita[1] that explains the role of work in a person's life. Loosely translated, it states that one should “perform work in this world without selfish attachments [desire for money, fame etc.], and alike in success and defeat.” In other words, when performed with attention and without regard for consequences, … Continue reading Csikszentmihalyi on autotelic work and the conditions that create “flow”