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.