Why I Took the Low Paying Job

The hidden advantages of NOT maximizing for income early The paradox of chasing high pay early From The Mission on Medium. I think it’s a decent default rule to take the lowest pay you can for the first decade or so of your career. If you ignore pay and focus on…

What To Do When Your Crowd Stops Cheering (Part 3)

People talk shit on Millennials. Call them lazy. Entitled. And a million other names. But here’s the thing: they have a point. Our generation was raised in arguably the greatest era of innovation in human history. We experienced the last days of civilization before the internet. We were also there…

Career Crashers Episodes 2 & 3: Tim Chermak

Creating a Career in Marketing with Tim Chermak Tim Chermak is the CEO and founder of Platform Marketing. In this two-part installment, Tim joins Isaac to talk about how Tim dropped out of college and launched his career helping small businesses with marketing and turned that opportunity into a thriving…

Career Crashers Podcast: Episode 1

Welcome to a new show, all about creating a career outside the boring, debt-laden, conveyor belt, paper credential chasing humdrum. On the intro episode, I briefly lay out the point of the show and what we’ll be up to. Episode two comes next and we jump right in to our…

7 Good Books for Launching Your Career

The End of Jobs, by Taylor Pearson Breaking Smart – Season 1 (essay series), by Venkatesh Rao The Last Safe Investment, by Bryan Franklin and Michael Ellsberg The 4-Hour Workweek, by Tim Ferriss Zero to One, by Peter Thiel and Blake Masters Niche Down, by Christopher Lochhead and Heather Clancy…

Career Crash Stories: Becoming a Pro Writer

Scrubbing pizza pans and delivering food in a busted down Outback for below minimum wage wasn’t where I thought I would find myself after graduating college. Career crash story submitted by Keith Farrell After all, I’d spent tens of thousands of dollars and devoted six years of my life to obtain a stable…