#ProtectingSight #344: “Squiggly” careers and the end of the traditional path. Ocular asymmetry & steroids in neuro-ophthalmology. Nick & Zak’s excellent adventure … to Richer, Wiser, Happier.

Welcome to my daily learning journal. Here is today’s list:

1. Ted Talk – Sarah Ellis, Helen Tupper: “Squiggly” careers and the end of the traditional path. “Conventional wisdom frames the ideal career path as a linear one — a ladder to be climbed with a single-minded focus to get to the top. Career development consultants Sarah Ellis and Helen Tupper invite you to replace this outdated and limiting model with “squiggly” careers: dynamic, open-ended growth paths tailor-made for your individual needs, talents and ambitions. A radical rethink for anyone who feels restricted and defined by the limits of the corporate ladder.” (ted.com)

When I was growing up, the unwritten mantra among pre-med classmates was, “high school, college, medical school, residency, practice.” This is a good Ted Talk which highlights the benefits of a “squiggly” career.

2. Cataract Surgery – Uday Devgan MD – 1112: surgical pearls for ocular asymmetry.

3. Andrew Lee MD – Steroids in Neuro-Ophthalmology.

Dr. Lee’s neuro-ophthalmology reviews are perfect for lifelong learning.

4. William Green, Richer, Wiser, Happier. Chapter 6, “Nick & Zak’s Excellent Adventure.”

This is a highlight of Green’s book. Mohnish Pabrai called this chapter one of his favorites, which led him to re-think his investing strategy. I am fascinated by the investors profiled and will continue to seek out long-term investments which can stand the test of time.

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