The Career in the Age of the App: Jenny Blake at TEDxCMU 2011

13/05/2011 00:40:13

Jenny Blake is an author, blogger, life coach, Googler and yoga teacher. She has worked at Google for over five years in training, coaching & career development. Prior to Google and halfway through her junior year at UCLA, Jenny took a leave of absence to help launch a political polling start-up company with her college professor and mentor. She returned to finish at UCLA in the spring of 2005. The experience of leaving school before her friends inspired her to start a blog, LifeAfterCollege.org, which she has now translated into a book. Life After College: The Complete Guide to Getting What You Want is a portable life coach for 20-somethings, filled with tips, quotes and coaching exercises to help people focus on the BIG picture of their lives...not just the details.

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Ruth Greenslade

Jenny shares good advice, and there is a deeper truth behind it. "Is the live you're living worth the price you're paying for it?" she asks.  "And what do you benefit if you gain the whole world but lose your own soul?" Jesus asked.  "Why do you labor for that which does not satisfy?" the prophet Isaiah asked.  There is an unspoken spiritual side to her message that your job can't fulfill you completely.  I like the app analogy!  Faith in Christ is like a new version of the operating system that gives you a whole new perspective.

01/09/2014
V K Moudgalya

Nice, thanks. I definitely took something + from your speech there : 

06/07/2014
Chinarut Ruangchotvit

wow! u improvised so well thru the glitches one could swear it was planned : so glad to hear u are an advocate for exploration - thank you!

04/04/2014
Lukas Carter

Great TED talk.

05/09/2013
thureonglandil

i like the content, but the mic was giving her a little feedback. I think it was more noticable with my headphones on though, so I guess its my bad ;p

28/08/2013
Sean Davis

Great job, Jenny! Great analogy with the smartphone. I've noticed that I do sprint from time to time pretty often, actually but I always feel bad for easing back during the recovery period. Maybe that's because I viewed the sprint as the steady though intense pace that I was supposed to be at. Maybe it's not, though. Maybe it really was a sprint... in which case I don't have to beat myself up for catching my breath. Thanks for this.

03/03/2012
vertozia

not a great public speaker to be honest, but decent content

21/01/2012
Chinarut Ruangchotvit

Nice job jenny! Now I remember! when I was 4, I always wanted to be an iPhone! ;-

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