Should you start a podcast? As hard as it is to give generic, best-for-all advice, the answer is probably yes. There's not many things I can say that about, but a podcast is probably one of them. I launched the With Joe Wehbe Podcast about 11 months ago. I made 121 daily episodes, then stopped for eight months, but now I'm excited to start publishing episodes again. It's been a very unorthodox podcast journey, but one I'm proud of. Without major reach and distribution yet, so many positives have come from it. In that vein, the below are just 32 of the many
Conventional careers planning has a gaping-wide hole. It can't educate you about the jobs that don't yet exist. That is, conventional careers planning has a Thousand Doors problem — the most impactful jobs will be those jobs we don't know about just yet, that universities would not be able to do a course on given they do yet exist. We cannot predict exactly what they will be. No one can give you the steps, because someone like you will have to do it for the first time. Thirty years ago, no one knew what the internet was, what social media was, what cryptocurrency
Indeed, why learn at all? We talk so much about education and all its associated problems, but we forget to ask what the very purpose of it is at all. Do I go to university? Are we teaching the right things in schools? These are the questions that always get asked. But we might do what all great thinkers do, and think from first principles. We might go to the core, and ask the question that really matters. Why learn at all? There's a quote about Warren Buffett, by his right hand man Charlie Munger, how he was still improving in his 70's,
Perhaps the greatest mistake we are making in education is setting up institutions that suggest learning ends. Graduation, final exams, course completion. I am aware of only one organisation in the world that is set up for continuous, lifelong learning, and it is the one I serve. All other courses end. Our reality is an infinite one. Existence is infinite, the universe is infinite. How can our learning, therefore, be finite?