31 Oct 049: The challenges of navigating the digital world when you’re not a digital native
In this interview I chat with Jim Cirillo – career technologist and recent podcast host.
Find out how Jim found the courage required to leave a steady, well-paying job and what it takes to navigate the digital world when you’re not a digital native.
1:12 – Introducing Jim, what he’s working on, and how he and Matthew met at Podcast Movement.
3:11 – Background details on Jim and whether he ever thought he would have his own podcast.
4:37 – How Jim’s career progressed and ultimately led to starting JimJim’s Reinvention Revolution PodCast; the chaos of the tech world.
8:17 – The effect of the change of pace in technology and how that affected Jim’s career path.
10:55 – Why he didn’t want to be an employee.
12:49 – Starting his entrepreneurial journey as a consultant and making that transition.
13:53 – How the pace of change hasn’t slowed down and leaving his job due to the company not being able to move fast enough.
15:58 – What his approach to staying up to date on technology is and how that works into his podcast.
18:45 – Lifestyle design being the driving force behind Jim’s entrepreneurial journey and where he is on the journey right now.
21:30 – The courage required to leave a steady, well-paying job and what it takes to navigate the digital world when you’re not a digital native.
24:45 – Feeling confined in a corporate career track and that there are more opportunities out there.
26:10 – Taking time to focus on and assess what you’re doing, rather than just being reactive.
28:02 – Creativity as the link between being an artist and being an entrepreneur.
28:42 – The positive aspects of disruption; Matthew’s experience at Block-Con.
31:24 – How different technologies are starting to come together towards a big inflection point.
32:24 – Staying abreast of change and understanding how it may have widespread effects.
33:38 – Using the podcast as a way to stay on top of tech changes.
36:52 – The best advice and education Jim has gotten regarding embracing disruption.
38:34 – Understanding how to react to changes properly by just trying different things in a hands on way.
40:30 – Outcomes Jim has seen so far in his journey.
43:58 – The breadth of possibilities Jim sees in this field.
45:42 – The rapid-fire questionnaire.
52:32 – Contacting Jim and learning more about his podcast.
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