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#TechFest14 in Ft. Wayne, IN 3/14/14 - Keynote Slides - Dr. Erin Albert
#TechFest14 in Ft. Wayne, IN 3/14/14 - Keynote Slides - Dr. Erin Albert
#TechFest14 in Ft. Wayne, IN 3/14/14 - Keynote Slides - Dr. Erin Albert
#TechFest14 in Ft. Wayne, IN 3/14/14 - Keynote Slides - Dr. Erin Albert
#TechFest14 in Ft. Wayne, IN 3/14/14 - Keynote Slides - Dr. Erin Albert
#TechFest14 in Ft. Wayne, IN 3/14/14 - Keynote Slides - Dr. Erin Albert
#TechFest14 in Ft. Wayne, IN 3/14/14 - Keynote Slides - Dr. Erin Albert
#TechFest14 in Ft. Wayne, IN 3/14/14 - Keynote Slides - Dr. Erin Albert
#TechFest14 in Ft. Wayne, IN 3/14/14 - Keynote Slides - Dr. Erin Albert
#TechFest14 in Ft. Wayne, IN 3/14/14 - Keynote Slides - Dr. Erin Albert
#TechFest14 in Ft. Wayne, IN 3/14/14 - Keynote Slides - Dr. Erin Albert
#TechFest14 in Ft. Wayne, IN 3/14/14 - Keynote Slides - Dr. Erin Albert
#TechFest14 in Ft. Wayne, IN 3/14/14 - Keynote Slides - Dr. Erin Albert
#TechFest14 in Ft. Wayne, IN 3/14/14 - Keynote Slides - Dr. Erin Albert
#TechFest14 in Ft. Wayne, IN 3/14/14 - Keynote Slides - Dr. Erin Albert
#TechFest14 in Ft. Wayne, IN 3/14/14 - Keynote Slides - Dr. Erin Albert
#TechFest14 in Ft. Wayne, IN 3/14/14 - Keynote Slides - Dr. Erin Albert
#TechFest14 in Ft. Wayne, IN 3/14/14 - Keynote Slides - Dr. Erin Albert
#TechFest14 in Ft. Wayne, IN 3/14/14 - Keynote Slides - Dr. Erin Albert
#TechFest14 in Ft. Wayne, IN 3/14/14 - Keynote Slides - Dr. Erin Albert
#TechFest14 in Ft. Wayne, IN 3/14/14 - Keynote Slides - Dr. Erin Albert
#TechFest14 in Ft. Wayne, IN 3/14/14 - Keynote Slides - Dr. Erin Albert
#TechFest14 in Ft. Wayne, IN 3/14/14 - Keynote Slides - Dr. Erin Albert
#TechFest14 in Ft. Wayne, IN 3/14/14 - Keynote Slides - Dr. Erin Albert
#TechFest14 in Ft. Wayne, IN 3/14/14 - Keynote Slides - Dr. Erin Albert
#TechFest14 in Ft. Wayne, IN 3/14/14 - Keynote Slides - Dr. Erin Albert
#TechFest14 in Ft. Wayne, IN 3/14/14 - Keynote Slides - Dr. Erin Albert
#TechFest14 in Ft. Wayne, IN 3/14/14 - Keynote Slides - Dr. Erin Albert
#TechFest14 in Ft. Wayne, IN 3/14/14 - Keynote Slides - Dr. Erin Albert
#TechFest14 in Ft. Wayne, IN 3/14/14 - Keynote Slides - Dr. Erin Albert
#TechFest14 in Ft. Wayne, IN 3/14/14 - Keynote Slides - Dr. Erin Albert
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#TechFest14 in Ft. Wayne, IN 3/14/14 - Keynote Slides - Dr. Erin Albert

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These were slides I utilized talking to 300 high school students on Living One's Dream at #TechFest14 in Ft. Wayne, IN on 3/14/14.

These were slides I utilized talking to 300 high school students on Living One's Dream at #TechFest14 in Ft. Wayne, IN on 3/14/14.

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  • 1. Erin  L.  Albert   erinalbert.com   h"p://www.9smag.com/The-­‐9s-­‐Blog/December-­‐2013/You-­‐Can-­‐Live-­‐Your-­‐Dream/  
  • 2. 6  Keys  For  Living  Your  Dream   1.  Know  Thyself                 2.  Failure   3.  Social  Capital  &  Networking   4.    Entrepreneurial  Thinking   5.    Life-­‐Long  Learning   6.    Weirdness    
  • 3. Key  Skill  #1:     “Know  Thyself”  
  • 4.     “To  be  nobody  but  yourself  in  a  world  that's   doing  its  best  to  make  you  somebody  else,  is  to   fight  the  hardest  ba"le  you  are  ever  going  to   fight.  Never  stop  fighVng.”   -­‐e.e.  cummings    
  • 5. What  I  Love  To  Do   What  I    Value   What  I’m  Great   At   What  Someone   Will  Pay  Me  For   Your  Dream  Here   or   Ikigai   (eye-­‐KEY-­‐guy)   Google:   “Personal  Values   Card  Sort”   1.  The  “Time  Flies”  Test   2.  The  LoTery  ?   How  much   do  you  need?   Can  you  feed   your  passion   and  keep  your   day  job?  
  • 6. Key  Skill  #2:     Failure  
  • 7. The  train  to  Awesometown  goes   through  Suckville.   You  are  here   at  the  beginning   of  anything  new.   Suckville   Awesometown  
  • 8. Fail  Like  a  Pro!   •  Take  risk  as  an  opportunity  to  learn   •  Experiment   •  Give  it  your  all   •  If  you  succeed  –  are  you  failing  enough?   •  If  you  failed…   –  Analyze  what  went  wrong   –  Fail  fast   –  Take  it  as  a  challenge  to  try  again  and  succeed   –  Treat  it  like  Edison  did  with  the  light  bulb   –  Share  it   –  KEEP  MOVING  FORWARD!!!  
  • 9. Key  Skill  #3:     Social  Capital  &  Networking  
  • 10. Social  Capital  &  Networking   •  “You  are  the  average  of  the  five  people  you   spend  the  most  Vme  with.    Choose  carefully.”                                      –Jim  Rohn   •  “Companies  will  hire  enVre  teams.”  –  The   2020  Workplace   – “…teams  will  form  into  guilds”  –  The  2020   Workplace   •  This  is  already  happening  in  India   –  Value  in  a  team  knowing  each  other’s  strengths  &  record  of   success   •  Your  tribes  can  even  influence  your  health…  
  • 11. What  is  Social  Capital?   •  Social  capital  includes:   – Your  personal  brand   – Your  experVse   – Your  network  size   – Your  relaVonship  quality  within  that  network   (strong  vs.  weak)   – Your  ability  to  leverage  the  network  along  with   your  experVse  to  develop  a  track  record  of   increased  business  value  to  organizaVons—online   and  offline.    (Ex:  crowdsourcing  a  project.)  
  • 12. NEVER  Underes]mate  the  Power  of   Networking   •  Networking  can  help  you  find  your  bliss!   •  It’s  also  more  like  farming,  less  like  hunVng.   •  When  networking,  best  quesVon  to  ask  the  other   person:  “What  are  YOU  passionate  about?”   •  Network  up,  down,  and  across.   –  Up:  people  will  push  you   –  Down:  you’ll  polish  your  leadership  skills   –  Across:  you’ll  get  potenVal  collaborators  for  cool   projects  
  • 13. QuesVons  Recruiters  of  the  Future  Will  Ask   •  Are  you  on  Facebook,  Twi"er,  YouTube,  LinkedIn,   etc.?   •  How  many  followers  do  you  have  on  Facebook,   Twi"er,  YouTube,  LinkedIn,  etc.?   •  How  many  of  these  followers  are  in  your   industry?    How  many  followers  are  outside  but   tangenVal  to  your  industry?   •  How  or  have  you  turned  these  followers  into   business?   •  Do  you  blog?   •  Your  last  collaboraVve  innovaVve  project  with   your  online  followers  was…?  
  • 14. Example:  #SMDames13  
  • 15. Key  Skill  #4:     Entrepreneurial  Thinking  
  • 16. Intrapreneur   Entrepreneur  Employee   Q:  Where  is  risk  on  this  spectrum?  
  • 17. My  Entrepreneurial  Streak   •  Pharm,  LLC   •  Yuspie,  LLC   •  Erinalbert.com  -­‐  wriVng  
  • 18. Key  Skill  #5:     Life-­‐long,  Constant  and  Ubiquitous   Learning  
  • 19. Methods  of  Learning   •  TradiVonal  schools  –  offline  learning   •  Books,  Blogs,  Newspapers,  Periodicals  –  off  and  online   •  YouTube   •  Online  classes     –  Coursera   –  Khan  Academy   –  EdX   –  Others   •  Online  games  and  apps   •  Wearable  devices   •  SimulaVons  &  alternate  reality  –  almost  to  Trinity!  
  • 20. In  the  Future…   •  It  won’t  just  be  what  you  know  today,   •  It  will  also  be  who  you  know  +   •  It  will  be  how  quickly  you  can  learn  something   new  on  your  own  +   •  Your  willingness  to  adapt  to  new  technologies   +   •  Constant  conVnuous  quality  improvement   with  applying  your  new  learning.  
  • 21. Example:  Crowdfunding  
  • 22. Crowdfunding,  cont.  
  • 23. erinalbert.com
  • 24.     Key  Skill  #6:     Weirdness  
  • 25. •  Core  Value  #3:              Create  Fun  and  a  LiTle                                          Weirdness   h"p://about.zappos.com/our-­‐unique-­‐culture/zappos-­‐core-­‐values/create-­‐fun-­‐and-­‐li"le-­‐weirdness  
  • 26. Weird  Stuff  I  Did  in  2013   WCS  Yale    
  • 27. 6  Keys  For  Living  Your  Dream   1.  Know  Thyself                 2.  Failure   3.  Social  Capital  &  Networking   4.    Entrepreneurial  Thinking   5.    Life-­‐Long  Learning   6.    Weirdness    
  • 28. The  end…    …or  is  it  just            the  beginning?   Erin  Albert,  MBA,  PharmD,  JD   erinalbert.com   @ErinLAlbert  

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