What The Heck Do I Do With My Life? : How To Flourish In Our Turbulent Times

Ravi Venkatesan


In Circulation

‘As the world grows in complexity, Ravi’s guidance to be curious and adaptable has never been more relevant.’ —Bill Gates Our world will change more in this century than in all of human history, driven by many factors including technology, climate change, demographics and inequality. Such extreme change is throwing up unprecedented opportunities and creating an ‘adaptive challenge’ for individuals, organizations and societies. Those who can adapt to a fast-flowing, complex, volatile and uncertain world will flourish. Those who cannot will suffer greatly.

There are clear signs everywhere that we need new ways to think about the world and our place in it. Our old ideas about education, lifestyle, success and happiness no longer work. How is work changing? How can you know what skills will be useful when jobs of the future are still being invented? Will ‘jobs’ even exist or are we moving to a world of projects and gig work? How do you make sense of all this and more? In What the Heck Do I Do With My Life?

Ravi Venkatesan makes the case that successful adaptation in the new century requires a ‘paradigm shift’, a different mindset, new skills and new strategies. Ravi also reflects on how we will need to live life more intentionally, making deliberate choices about who we are, what we do and how we live rather than simply being carried along like a piece of driftwood.

What will you learn from this book

  1. Self-Reflection and Discovery: Encouraging readers to reflect on their passions, strengths, and values to discover their true purpose in life.

  2. Adaptability and Resilience: Navigating turbulent times requires adaptability and resilience. Embracing change and learning from setbacks are crucial aspects.

  3. Defining Success on Personal Terms: Challenging conventional definitions of success and encouraging individuals to define success based on their unique values and aspirations.

  4. Embracing Uncertainty and Risk: Emphasizing the importance of taking calculated risks and embracing uncertainty as opportunities for growth and learning.

  5. Continuous Learning and Growth: Acknowledging the importance of lifelong learning and personal growth to stay relevant and fulfilled.

  6. Building a Support Network: Advocating for the significance of building a supportive network of mentors, peers, and advisors to navigate challenges and seek guidance.

  7. Purposeful Living and Meaningful Work: Fostering a sense of purpose and fulfillment by aligning personal values with one's work and life choices.

  8. Advising Strategic Decision-Making: Offering guidance on making strategic decisions that align with personal values and long-term aspirations.

  9. Balancing Ambition and Contentment: Encouraging a balance between ambition and contentment, recognizing that success is not solely defined by external achievements.

  10. Taking Action and Iterative Progress: Advocating for taking decisive action, even in the face of uncertainty, and embracing iterative progress toward personal goals.

Language English
ISBN-10 9355202903
ISBN-13 978-9355202901
No of pages 208
Font Size Medium
Book Publisher Rupa Publications India
Published Date 05 Jan 2022

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Author : Ravi Venkatesan

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