Ideal Jobs Throughout History

I remember when I was about to graduate from high school, friends and family would offer their recommendation as to what would be the perfect job for me.  Some recommended a trade job like electrician, others offered landing a government job like a mail carrier, and a few suggested getting a union job..  Throughout history, the ideal job has changed.  Here is a short list the best jobs throughout history.
  • 150000 BCE – 10000 BCE, Hunter, Gatherer
  • 10000 BCE – 1000 BCE, Farmer
  • 1000 BCE- 1000 CE, Trader
  • 100 BC – 500 CE, Roman Soldier
  • 1500 CE – 1700 CE, Conquistador, Explorer, Soldier
  • 1660  CE – 1730 CE, Privateer
  • 1700 CE – 1900 CE, Fur Trader, Frontiersman
  • 1900 CE – 1950 CE, Construction, Manufacturing
  • 1920 CE – 1970 CE, Automotive Industry
  • 1935 CE – 1943 CE, WPA 
  • 1980 CE – 2008 CE, Financial Industry
  • 1980 CE – 2019 CE, Software Engineer
  • 2010 CE – 2019 CE, Influencer

Japanese Retail in California

I grew up in Japan Town in San Jose, California. As a kid, I loved going down to the local mom-and-pop Japanese grocery store and buy all sort of Japanese snacks and toys. Unfortunately that mom-and-pop grocery store is no longer there, but here in California there is a number of Japanese grocery stores. The follow are Japanese based stores with on several locations throughout California.
  • Daiso – General Store
  • Miniso – General Store
  • Muji – General Store
  • Uniqlo – Clothing Store
  • Super Dry – Clothing Store
  • Marukai – Grocery Store
  • Nijiya Market – Grocery Store

Modern Guide to Being Rich and Famous

So you want to be rich and famous in the age on viral videos and social media.  Here is a sure approach to becoming an influencer.  First find an audience that is easily influenced.  As a grown adult do dumb and immature shit, build your fan base of 13 year olds, ask your teenage fan base to ask their parents to buy your shirts and gear, and rinse, repeat, and profit.

The 10 Stories Great Leaders Tell

Here are the top 10 stories that leaders, executives, and CEO’s like to tell, according to Paul Smith who as interviewed hundreds of them.
  1. Where we came from (our founding story)
  2. Why we can’t stay here (a case-for-change story)
  3. Where we’re going (a vision story)
  4. How we’ll get there (a strategy story)
  5. What we believe (a corporate-values story)
  6. Who we serve (a customer story)
  7. What we do for customers (a sales story)
  8. How we’re different from competitors (a marketing story)
  9. Why I lead the way I do (a leadership-philosophy story)
  10. Why you should work here (a recruiting story)
Learn more in the stories leaders like to tell in Paul’s book The 10 Stories Great Leaders Tell.