Uncommon sense?

A common sense approach to work may not be ideal for YOU. It took me years to realise that corporate work was not suited to my own personality, so the story that has just been posted by Sunil Bali has some resonance for me.

Maybe it will for you if you find that you are getting nowhere in your job search.

Have a read of this…

Despite being very clever Jan was, by his own admission, a trouble maker at school and quickly dropped out of college.

He managed to get a job as a software engineer at Yahoo, but got bored and left before he was asked to leave. On his bio Jan writes “Did time at Yahoo.” [IM – brilliant – this is how much work has felt like on reflection!]

Disillusioned with life, Jan decided to go travelling for a year.

When he returned, Facebook and Twitter were two of the biggest gigs in town. Jan sent his CV, but was turned down by both companies.

So Jan decided to start a business himself. After a bin full of scrapped ideas, he decided to run with the very big idea of creating a hassle free instant messaging service.

WhatsApp was born, and in February 2014 Jan Koum sold WhatsApp to Facebook for $19Billion.

Jan Koum says he realises it was true what his school teachers and naysayers had said about him, that he lacked common sense. Koum says that it was uncommon sense that had prevented him from following the normal, common sense path to mediocority.

Remember, if you’re a misfit in one place, you’ll be a great fit in another.


You still need inspiration and finance, but do try to understand yourself and what makes you happiest at the earliest part of your career.
Have a fun Sunday.

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