After working with amazing views for a while I started wondering..
Do you think working with a view would make us happier or more productive at work?
Or it would become the norm after a while and lose it's effect (hedonic adaptation)?
Maybe it has more value to have it from time to time and appreciate it when we do, instead of having it always and stop appreciating it?
Sharing a thought provoking read by Cass Sunstein: “Evolution favors the most cooperative — and the friendliest.” What if the ones that survive and thrive are not the fittest - but the ones who learn to be friendly, cooperative and see past the silly (societal some would say) divisions? I love reading his books and his articles and had the opportunity to attend his classes that have been just as exciting!
How to pick a grad school for studying abroad? Naturally, one of the first steps should be checking the international academic rankings. A great idea for the second step is to do some research and see which ones of your most followed researchers work at which university. For example, for a long time I have been following the work of Cass Sunstein on how behavioural sciences (and behavioural economy) can be used for empowering changes. He is teaching at Harvard Law School - so by pursuing my degree there, I could attend his classes, talks and engage in discussions on the issues I’ve been so passionate about.
How do get your first job in a field you like with no experience?
When I was on my second year in university I knew that I would love to work as a digital marketer.
The problem was that I didn’t have any needed skills or experience to get that first job and I was also studying abroad at the time.
My solution - I started a blog! Thanks to blogging I got to learn content marketing, I ran Google Ads to my site with a very low budget (just to get experience and learn by having skin in the game). I learned SEO, Analytics and got a very good overview of different possibilites and skillsets. After returning home from abroad I also worked for free for a start-up for a while, just to get that experience.
This proved to be very useful when I applied to Google Ads Academy, which was organised by one of the biggest performance marketing agencies in Baltics (ePPC). There was lots of competition but my eagerness to learn by doing helped me stand out from the rest and get accepted.
It’s now been almost two years since I got a job in ePPC and it’s just amazing how much can one learn in a short period of time when there is a will to succeed and consistency in taking action.