Happy Friday! Here’s a roundup of interesting news and resources that we’ve been buzzing about this week.
What’s the secret to finding your passion? Leveraging research, interviews, and his own personal experiences, Eric Barker of Barking Up the Wrong Tree seeks to answer this question. To start, he shares a list of characteristics from Ungifted: Intelligence Redefined
1. This activity allows me to live a variety of experiences.
2. The new things that I discover with this activity allow me to appreciate it even more.
3. This activity allows me to live memorable experiences.
4. This activity reflects the qualities I like about myself.
5. This activity is in harmony with the other activities in my life.
6. For me it is a passion, which I still manage to control.
7. I am completely taken with this activity.
Read the rest of his article for more research on what it takes to find your passion.
- We often hear that nonprofits should be more like businesses, but what can businesses learn from nonprofits? Ken Berger and Jeremy Kohoban highlight two important lessons on Stanford Social Innovation Review.
- Instead of asking students to take out loans, the Oregon Legislature recently approved a bill that would allow students to attend its state colleges for free if students agree to pay 3% of their future earnings over 20 years. Good idea or huge mistake? Chime in on the debate happening in the New York Times.
- Ready to negotiate your salary? Don’t go into that meeting with your boss without going through this checklist from 99u.
- It happens to all of us: Our bosses will ask us to do something that we don’t think quite think is a good idea. How do you disagree with your boss? YNPN-Twin Cities has a ton of great tips.
- Thinking about graduate school? Attend an Idealist grad fair! We’re visiting 18 cities this fall. All fairs are free and open to the public!
We love seeing how nonprofits are taking advantage of Instagram video. Socialbrite has a great roundup of a few examples. Check out this behind-the-scenes video from National Geographic.
Have you read anything interesting lately? Add them in the comments below!