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Magic Chopsticks and Making Bunkos Christina Mosteller, M.Ed. Career Counselor Indiana University Purdue University Fort Wayne [email protected]

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A presentation I did for the CDPI conference http://www.cdpi.org/ There are a few links that go with it that don't come up on the pdf. http://www.vimeo.com/841040 http://www.vimeo.com/1495106

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Magic Chopsticks and Making Bunkos

Christina Mosteller, M.Ed.Career Counselor

Indiana University Purdue University Fort [email protected]

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A Confession…

OTAKU: Otaku (おたく or オタク, Otaku?) is a Japanese term used to refer to people with obsessive interests, particularly anime, manga, and video games.[1][2]*wikipedia

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And never the two shall meet?

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Who is Dan Pink

• Last ‘real job’ was as Al Gore’s speech writer

• Previously served as an aide to the Secretary of Labor

• Has a Yale law degree that he’s “gratefully” never used

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Other books

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The Journey to Bunko

• Had a dark night of the soul about work in politics– Wanted his own

byline – Needed to make an

authentic difference

• Obtained a fellowship to study Japan’s biggest export (which is?)

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Take Outs & Questions

• What would be an example of tactical career information?

• Strategic?

• How index -able/searchable are your resources?

• How do you keep them from going stale?

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Why am I plugging this guy?

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Take Outs & Questions

• How can your fans take your message forward for you?

• Is there an expert you’d like to meet? Are they online?

• Will you be my next online expert?

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The Adventures of Johnny Bunko

• Johnny is an unhappy entry-level accountant who followed “the plan”

• One day he discovers a pair of magic chopsticks that summon Diana

• Diana decides to help the clueless Johnny transition from accounting to marketing

• Along the way she teaches him six crucial career lessons

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The Six Lessons of Bunko

1. There is no plan.

2. Think strengths not weaknesses.

3. It’s not about you.

4. Persistence trumps talent.

5. Make excellent mistakes.

6. Leave an imprint.

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1. There is no plan.

Should I stick to the plan?•Make what you love your hobby•Choose something practical•When you’ve paid your dues transition to something you like

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“THE WORLD CHANGES. TEN YEARS FROM NOW, YOUR JOB MIGHT BE IN

INDIA. YOUR INDUSTRY MIGHT NOT

EVEN EXIST.AND YOU’LL CHANGE

TOO. YOU MIGHT DISCOVER A HIDDEN

TALENT.”

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InstrumentalFundamental

Making Career Decisions

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2. Think strengths not weaknesses.

“And don’t ‘Bunko’ anything, either.”

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“YOU’RE HERE TO SERVE-NOTTO SELF-ACTUALIZE”

3. It’s not about you.

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Practice

4. Persistence trumps talent.

Intrinsic vs. Extrinsic Motivation

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Bunko \Bun’ko\ to make a mistake from which the benefits of what you learned exceed the costs of the screw-up

5. Make excellent mistakes.

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“I’M NOT ASKING YOU TO END HUNGER OR REPAIR THE

OZONE.”--“BUT I AM ASKING YOU TO

THINK ABOUT YOUR PURPOSE…THAT YOUR LIFE

ISN’T INFINITE, AND THAT YOU SHOULD USE

YOUR LIMITED TIME HERE TO DO SOMETHING THAT

MATTERS.”

6. Leave an imprint.

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YOUR TURN

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The 7th Lesson