I’m both a Chooser and a Wanderer.
I choose interesting areas that I see significant growth in in the relatively near future, build my expertise and skills then, when they become too mainstream (too many on the bandwagon), I wander on until I find the next interesting thing.
Hence I was involved in FMCG in the early 90s, dot coms and game development in the mid-90s, property and share investing in the late 90s, energy company building and share investing in the early to mid-00s and digital areas for gov from mid-00s til now.
I reckon there’s a bit more time to run in the Gov space before it is time to find a new interesting thing.
I keep fingers in all of these pies (the odd investment property, share portfolio and company Directorship – and was just discussing a new oil drilling project). I’ve also accumulated a great deal of knowledge about how to succeed (and to fail) in these spaces.
For government and corporate purposes, the outcome is, of course, that I don’t have a CV with anything resembling a ‘career’. Also many people see me as having very eclectic experience – but I sure do have fun (and add value to every organisation I build or work in).
I knew what I wanted to be when I grew up when I started my first business (at the age of 9) – I wanted to be interested and stimulated and travel a lot. I’ve been doing all of that ever since (though currently are a bit slack on the travel bit – and feel the urge in my bones).
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