At a time when a lot of people are looking for job security, it may seem counter intuitive that some are moving from large corporations to join tech-focused start-ups. But as we’ve seen in the last few months, the world is changing and the value of some tech companies (hard to believe now, but once small start-ups) has soared.
I thought it would be interesting to share a conversation with John Plummer. He’s made the switch to the world of tech, focusing in one of the most advanced areas – quantum cyber security. John talks about the rewarding parts of making this change, as well as the challenges.
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Lessons from starting a small business in lockdown
As much of the economy shut down due to coronavirus, I had a bit of extra time to explore some different things. So in March, working alongside my neighbour Jonno, we launched a small business called OurFarmBox.
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An Interview with Edward Slack
Over the last couple of months, one of the most obvious shifts has been the slowdown in some industries and growth of others. For many, lockdown may have been a time to survey the job market and re-evaluate their options based on the existing opportunities. For employers, perhaps it was a time to think about what skills are absolutely essential for their organisation.
Someone who knows the benefits of diving into new industries and thinking outside the box when evaluating talent is Edward Slack. He’s currently Chief Financial Officer of a tech company, but he’s also worked across several industries throughout the last few decades. He has some great insights about both the rewards and challenges.
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