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Robots could eventually replace soldiers in warfare. Is that a good thing? (Career)
Coauthored withAaron Johnson, who is an Assistant Professor of Mechanical Engineering and Robotics at Carnegie Mellon University and writes about the moral implications of technology. The United States has on its Aegis-class cruisers a defense system that can track and destroy anti-ship missiles and aircraft. Israel has developed a drone,the Harpy, that can detect and […]...
Vivek Wadhwa
Overcoming the Growth Trap in Career Management! (Career)
As a career coach I specialize in reinvention. What does that mean? It means that when clients feel that their career (not just their job) is tanking they need to find other careers to keep their rsum in good stead and their momentum in check. What are some examples of......
Dilip Saraf
Unmistakable Signs Your Job IS in Jeopardy! (Career)
Being a career coach for the past 16 years and having worked with almost 6,500 clients globally I have come to recognize patterns that repeat themselves when it comes to my clients careers. By carefully listening to what they are saying and by probing with some in-depth questions about their......
Dilip Saraf
The renegade whose dream started the latest space race (Career)
Elon Musks company SpaceX and Jeff Bezoss Blue Origins have grabbed the headlines in the space race, both of them building rockets and spacecraft. But there is fascinating backstory on how this race and the private space industry came into existence. It is the tale of a renegade entrepreneur, Peter Diamandis, who founded the XPRIZE […]...
Vivek Wadhwa
So, You Can Read Body Language; Now, What?! (Career)
Recently, there has been a growing interest in the art of reading and interpreting body language. The accepted adage that words convey only about 7% of what you are trying to communicate, the tone in which those words are used, about 40%, and the physical body language the remainder (53%)......
Dilip Saraf
Lessons in Leadership Failures from Wells Fargo! (Career)
We pick our joys and sorrows long before we experience themOmar Khayam When the recent Wells Fargo (WFC) scam exploded in the public consciousness during the past week or so what struck me most about the whole fiasco and its ugly fallout was when its CEO John Stumpf appeared before......
Dilip Saraf
Fewer foreign entrepreneurs say they need the U.S. Thats a problem. (Career)
Apple is facing accusations that it copied Chinese innovations in the iPhone 7. Indeed, Chinas smartphone manufacturers released dual-camera systems and handsets without headphone jacks long before Apple did. And the stickers and animations that Apple is adding to iMessage are a direct knockoff from Chinas WeChat. This is quite a twist from the days […]...
Vivek Wadhwa
Why China wont own next-generation manufacturing (Career)
After three decades of dramatic growth, Chinas manufacturing engine has largely stalled. With rising salaries, labor unrest, environmental devastation, and intellectual property theft, China is no longer an attractive place for Western companies to move their manufacturing to. Technology has also eliminated the labor cost advantage, so companies are looking for ways to bring their […]...
Vivek Wadhwa
Employment Lessons for New Graduates, and for Others, Too! (Career)
Each year I notice that as September rolls around new graduates get serious about their job search. Others, too, usually put their job-search efforts in high gear right after the Labor Day (first week of September in the US). Recently, I noticed that newly minted graduates are increasingly seeking career-coaching......
Dilip Saraf
How to Handle a Derailed Telephone Interview?! (Career)
Recently, I was coaching a CFO-level client from another country to land a job in the US. Although he had worked in the US after getting his MBA from one of the top universities here he had spent most of his recent career in South America. He spoke fluent Portuguese......
Dilip Saraf
Improving Your Professional Image! (Career)
“Nobody can go back and start a new beginning, but anyone can start today and make a new ending.” – Maria Robinson As a career and life coach my job often involves coaching clients on many issues that signal their degree of professionalism. Although that is not why my clients......
Dilip Saraf
A Universal Framework for Success of ANY Endeavor! (Career)
I recently came across a TED-X talk (16:48) given in Goa, India by Capt. Raghuraman. In that talk the speaker, an Army Captain in India, and then a businessman-entrepreneur delineates a framework that has its roots in the military warfare. The speaker synthesizes his military, business, and start-up experience to......
Dilip Saraf
The Meaning of Ikigai and Its Pursuit! (Career)
Ikigai in Japanese means your reason for being or your purpose in life. It is your calling or your sweet spot in your life. This is a combination of your personal, professional, and spiritual interests that comes together when you pursue the right Path in everything that you do and......
Dilip Saraf
I already live in the future and so should you (Career)
I live in the future. I drive a Tesla electric vehicle, whichcontrolsthe steering wheel on highways. My house in Menlo Park, Calif., is a passive home that expends minimal energy on heating or cooling. With the solar panels on my roof, my energy bills are close to zero and that includes charging the car. […]...
Vivek Wadhwa
A Recipe for Career Re-Invention! (Career)
Since I have done four career re-inventions in my own career (through four industries) I promote myself as a re-invention coach. In this, my fifth career, I have helped many clients go in new directions by showing them how to re-invent themselves leveraging their previous stellar accomplishments, packaging them in......
Dilip Saraf

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