An Inspiration: Melissa Moore
Melissa Moore. Chief Scientific Officer at Moderna Inc. Mapped out mRNA at MIT in 1990’s. Spent most career in academia. In 2013, pitched for a job at Moderna. Didn’t want the regret of not trying to “apply” her knowledge. Left a tenured professorship at MIT for good.
2020, world’s first mRNA based vaccine prepared before anyone else. Second company to report preliminary ph. 3 clinical trial results. Incredible 94.5% efficacy. Unlike other, mRNA is a platform. Wide applicability and warp speed.
In conclusion, sometimes we need to pivot and apply our skills. What an inspiration!
Mindfulness learning: Unbundle
There are only two ways to make money in business: One is to bundle; the other is unbundleMarc Andreessen
These are golden words. For instance, your mobile operator has likely bundled streaming services. Amazon has possibly created world’s most desirable bundle by combining streaming, music, and free shipping. As a result, you have many offers, packaged into an amazing combined offer. What could possibly compete with this?
Let’s play along. I pay for Spotify, despite free access to Amazon Music via prime. This is because, I love their experience including curation of playlists. Spotify does streaming incredibly well. Therefore, despite Apple, Google, and Amazon’s bundles, it has thrived! Interestingly, Spotify itself is a result of unbundling. It pays artists per streaming session rather than you paying for the whole album. There you have it! Music, unbundled.
To conclude, technology enables new kinds of bundling and unbundling. Now, think about yourself for a minute. I bet your journey has been incredibly unique and along the way you have learnt many lessons. You have gone through so much!
Did it ever occur to you that you are a living & breathing bundle of skills, experiences, memories, and knowledge?Abhi Shah
Unbundle yourself to unlock hidden value. Here are a few ideas.
- Use YouTube to unleash the creative or perhaps geeky genius in you.
- Write a blog and share your incredibly powerful experiences.
- Create virtual networks / groups to further the fascinating causes that you believe in e.g. Education
- Create a Twitter account and be the best source of analysis for a particular niche you are super knowledgable about
- Create online courses for the skill you have honed for years
- Write a book and publish it using Kindle direct publishing
- If your situation allows, try selling online, setup a Shopify storefront
- Become a coach, a mentor, perhaps a counsellor
- Teach young children, that deserve better education
- Become an activist, raise funds, further social causes such as poverty
This unlocked value will massively complement your personal brand! hit me up, if you need some help starting.
Fab reading: The age of infinite leverage
In line with unbundling, this article expands on egalitarian skills that can be leveraged as a force multiplier.
It doesn’t cost money, it doesn’t take permission. It is likely to give you x times returns over long term. There is a lot of competition out there, so stick to your strengths, and when you succeed pay it forward 😇
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