What do you guys do for a living/ what are your aspirations


#21

Work in Oi/Gas industry
Studying health care industry for Masters

I aspire to globally "help" people for a living if I have to put it in words.


#22

Real Estate Agent, Real Estate Investor, Creative Credit Specialist.

2010 Goals

Loose 15 lbs
Get Instrument rated....I'm a private pilot....everyone should try flying, it's great.
Flip 6 properties.
Spend more time with family.


#23

What are you gonna do with loose 15 lbs?


#24

lol...lose 15 pounds...im overweight. 5 hours per week at the gym.


#25

I would like to live to be at least 1,000 years old. I believe this is possible. Research the term "singularity" and check out www.sens.org


#26

I'm very interested in the singularity. My background is in tech (though most of my businesses are in commercial real estate now), and I think its an inevitibility.

One of the more interesting blogs I follow is 'The Futurist', which recently had a very interesting essay on how the 'Feminist' movement may be the ruin of society.

Click here to read it.

Executive Summary : The Western World has quietly become a civilization that undervalues men and overvalues women, where the state forcibly transfers resources from men to women creating various perverse incentives for otherwise good women to conduct great evil against men and children, and where male nature is vilified but female nature is celebrated. This is unfair to both genders, and is a recipe for a rapid civilizational decline and displacement, the costs of which will ultimately be borne by a subsequent generation of innocent women, rather than men, as soon as 2020.

Would be interested in anybody's thoughts. Seems to line up with evolutionary psychology reasoning (ref: "The Red Queen").

PS - Didnt mean to put this in out of context. The Futurist is a blog devoted to the Singularity, and this was just their latest post, and was thought provoking.


#27

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#28

Currently, about to embark on Phd in Computer Science, researching web datamining.


#29

Computer Systems Engineer, Marketing, Instructor, Quality Systems Manager ... 25 Years old, all in one time at an international company in a 41 heads business unit.


#30

23 years old
I have recently finished a degree in Quantity Surveying. Now working as a Quantity Surveyor 6 months, its ok, decent money but cannot see myself doing this forever.
As I am just finished uni not sure if I would like to go back straight away but would like to do something else, worried that I may be wasting time if I stay in this career too long.


#31

For the past 10 years I've worked in healthcare positions ranging from operations manager, project manager, program manager, consultant. I just gave my notice at my company and am ready to do something REALLY challenging like start my own business. I can't believe I'm going to give up my steady paychecks but it's time to see what this ENTJ can really do on his own without a company propping him up.


#32

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#33

Geeze! I just wrote a long post and then my puter went into hybernation!

Here it goes.. again.. sort of.

I have worn a few hats:

Real Estate/Corporate Paralegal
Commercial Realtor & Broker
Contract Manager
Business Development
Market Analyst

Ok ok... I know. Lots of diversity. However, I am now going into project management! Ha! I recently went back to school to get my business degree with a core concentration in project management. Since I have a passion for real estate, I plan on incorporating my education into the real estate sector and be a pm in commercial or industrial real estate. I graduate in 36 days! And.. yeah, I'm on the dean's list and in the honor society! Oops.. had to add this in. LOL So.. I am Cuban American and I've been a capitalist at heart since a young age.. when I was in junior high school I would wake up at 5 a.m. to sell make up at the local flea market! Ha! I will get my PMP license and most likely won't let a cyclical market dominate my world! I was in it when it was good.. but when it went bad.. it went real bad (I'm from Florida). So.. getting a fat pay check works for me! :slight_smile:

Re: Politics. Loved it! I worked within several campaigns (mayor, commissioner, sentator, congress, state rep.). I had the pleasure of being appointed to a county board by one of the elected leaders I worked for. Loved it! The thrill and natural high... of working in politics is awesome! I plan on going back to that arena one day.


#34

I am an electrical engineer with the army and I’m currently getting my masters in Systems Engineering and Project Management. Annnnnnnnnnnnnd…I just started a second masters at the same time in Electrical Engineering.

I like to learn! I like to tackle the impossible! I like to solve problems!

And to use my right brain, I like to do makeup and hair. :smiley:


#35

I work in the IT Field as a Systems Administrator. My Goal is to become a CIO or CTO in about 5 - 7 years. I enjoy working for people because I love my field, computers is a passion of mine, that I happen to generate revenue off of, so I am not ready to start a business yet.


#36

BA Philosophy & Theology| Biola University
MBA | USC
MS Real Estate Development | MIT
MS Biotechnology & Bioscience Regulatory Affairs| Johns Hopkins (in progress)

I work in commercial real estate private equity (Development, Acquisitions, Financial Engineering) and would like to transition to a traditional Venture Capital firm and work in both real estate and biotechnology seed investment. I shall own my own fund one day, build the perfect city, and own the patent to the cure for cancer.

In response to the earlier question about motivation: I’m driven by the need to excel in a notable way and by a genuine interest in doing grand things like building skyscrapers and curing diseases. In particular, real estate and biotech offer unique opportunities to leave the world a better place than how I found it. Basically, I get to be rich as a result of doing and achieving exciting and noteworthy things, while making the world a better place. Triple Bottom Line for the win.


#37

Physician.

Revolutionize healthcare.


#38

Im a Aerospace Engineering student that is currently in the process of becoming a pilot after hopefully serving as a pilot i would hopefully advance to a leadership and strategy making role in the military. After that i would be interested in getting involved with politics hopefully using the skills ive gained so far to make the world a better place. After i get tired of all that i would probably dedicate my life to one of the fields of science and philosophy not that im planning ahead too much :smiley:


#39

I have an uncommon technology/business bachelors at a decent school that I prefer not to give the specifics of, and working on MBA.

I work in the tech industry at one of the worlds best employers apparently, but not a technical job. I deal more with the business side of things.

I run a non-profit chapter on the side, and looking to start my own business on the side as well.

Eventually I want to run my own business or hold some sort of political office. I’m leaning towards my own business since I’ve worked with the government before and can’t see myself going through all that hoopla (besides, I’ve already committed to the MBA over the law school idea).


#40

Basically “Multipreneur” now. The hardest part is basically killing my babies, sometimes before they’re even born because realistically… I think we can only humanly work 3 jobs without ruining our lives. I am about to finish off a mining finance venture which will provide funding for other ventures, which will are going to be “legs” for the ultimate goal :wink:. My theory is that one job usually leads to stagnation and boredom, 2 jobs is about the sweet spot of work/life balance with growth and variety, and 3 is pushing it. Anything more is asking for insanity as well as nothing accomplished. I’ve been there.

As for the details… I was a former game developer/programmer who found that the life as an employee as well as what you had to do to get there was absolutely not worth it, but the goal/dream job was still possible as long as you made it your own dream job. Although since being out of the game industry I’ve broadened myself quite a bit and have learned about/gotten involved with many other areas and have also built connections between very disparate industries (for now) lol.

Currently the plan is to build a game company/RIA design firm as well as another non profit entity. There are some other ventures leading to that point too, but right now I can’t help but think I will eventually discard most of it all (and my work) if one day I can just only focus on games and movies which are very expensive and risky hit driven businesses.