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Julia Child’s career is a recipe for reinvention

After graduating from Smith College, Julia worked as a secretary. In 1941, she volunteered with the American Red Cross. She headed the Department of Stenographic Services and worked in the Aircraft Warning Service. She tried enlisting but was rejected because of her height. Julia then became a senior typist with the Research Unit of the Office of War Information and later junior research assistant with the Secret Intelligence Branch of the Office of Strategic Services. Continue reading Julia Child’s career is a recipe for reinvention

What IKEA can teach you about designing your career

Ingvar Kamprad, the Swedish entrepreneur, is well-known around the globe for founding IKEA, the world’s largest furniture retailer since 2008. Kamprad had dyslexia, a learning disorder that affects one’s ability to read, spell, write, and speak. What distinguishes IKEA from other retailers is a result of Kamprad’s dyslexia. His disorder caused him to struggle with numbers, so using pictures and letters made more sense. He replaced numeric codes with European names, places, and islands that make it easier to identify each furniture piece. Continue reading What IKEA can teach you about designing your career