I discovered Tom by reading a piece he wrote on freelance consulting. I was fascinated with his approach and how similar it was to mine – especially coming from a completely different perspective – digital marketing & content. We talk in depth about how he thinks about content in today’s world, his thoughts on personal branding, how writing helps him create and leads to serendipitous connections and how he manages a diversity of interests. We also geek out about our love of all things Ribbon Farm and Venkatesh Rao.
His Advice For Careers: Go work somewhere interesting rather than something that is safe. Earlier in your career, Tom pushes people to sacrifice revenue or stability in favor of learning and growth.
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- Tom Critchlow & @tomcritchlow
- Field guide for Independent Consultants by Tom Critchlow
- The Consultant’s Grain by Tom Critchlow
- Seeing Like a State: How Certain Schemes to Improve the Human Condition Have Failed
- Venkatesh Rao on The Knowledge Project Podcast
- Blockchain Man by Taylor Pearson
- RibbonFarm Blog
Just published! The Pathless Path is Paul's book about walking away from a "perfect" job with a promising future and starting over again. Through painstaking experiments, living in different countries, and a deep dive into the history of our work beliefs, Paul pieces together a set of ideas and principles that guide him from unfulfilled and burned out to what he calls "the pathless path" - a new story for thinking about work in our lives. Learn More & Buy The Book Here