Welcome to emploYAY

Podcast | Rethinking employment

In our bi-weekly interview sessions, we want to learn about new and innovative employment situations. What are alternative ways to find a new job? How can we find more meaning in our work? How can we leverage our strengths and full potential in our jobs? How do companies need to react to adapt to nonlinear careers when recruiting? What are new and flexible approaches in terms of working time and location? Should we even measure working time or is more about the impact we have? We want to discuss those questions with companies, HR people, founders, recruiters or everyone else, that offers new and alternative approaches to those questions. We also want to present people with interesting jobs and people that have created something meaningful within their “standard” jobs. We won’t ask you to quit your job and become self-employed. Because we believe there must also be answer in employment jobs.

Host: Kristina Walcker-Mayer

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#02 | Luis José Borges - How to shape a meaningful career with purpose

In this episode, I talked to and learned a lot from Luis José Borges, Innovation Manager at Zalando. Luis explains how mentorship helped him to shape his career and how he became a mentor himself to support startups in Africa. We will talk about why it’s not about luck in life, but about being prepared, why for him there is no line between work & life and why it’s important to constantly learn in all directions.

Luis describes 5 dimensions which are crucial for companies to drive innovation and how he organizes your life to fulfill his goals. This episode is packed with knowledge and inspiration: Lean back and enjoy the ride.

“It’s not about what you do, but why you do it”


Tom Kelley, Jonathan || The Ten Faces of Innovation: IDEO's Strategies for Beating the Devil's Advocate and Driving Creativity Throughout Your Organization. amzn.to/2CjuOIt

Walter Isaacson || The Innovators: How a Group of Hackers, Geniuses, and Geeks Created the Digital Revolution amzn.to/2Q9T2Ia

Peter Thiel and Blake Masters || Zero to One: Notes on Startups, or How to Build the Future amzn.to/2Q5wxnC

Simon Sinek || Start with Why: How Great Leaders Inspire Everyone to Take Action amzn.to/2Q2s7hj

Luis at Medium medium.com/@borgesluisj Luis at LinkedIN www.linkedin.com/in/luisjborges/

Podcast episode on Spoitify: https://open.spotify.com/episode/03N9E1xHqtF45Ov5eIC1Lz?si=i1Xk_s6jQ_ewlztS2lLLvQ

Podcast episode on iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/de/podcast/02-luis-jos%C3%A9-borges-how-to-shape-meaningful-career/id1434237125?i=1000422447969&l=en&mt=2

#mentorship #innovation #career #jobsearch #employay #employment

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