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Qualities

  • Innovative
  • Engaging
  • Inspiring

Recommendation

When Joshua Davis’s career got stuck in a rut, he sought out new experiences, trusting that he would stumble upon his life’s purpose. His journey wasn’t linear, but it was interesting and fun. Davis’s personal story of self-discovery dares anyone who feels mired in their lives or careers to take a leap into the unknown and embrace new opportunities. getAbstract believes anyone interested in changing careers, chasing dreams or taking risks can learn a great deal from the profound undercurrents of this witty, charming story, so take a deep breath, count to three and jump.

About the Speaker

Joshua Davis co-founded Epic, an online investigative journalism magazine, and is a contributing editor to Wired.

 

Summary

After graduating college with an economics degree, Joshua Davis’s life hit a rut. He found himself in a mind-numbing data entry job. Seeking adventure, he decided to attend the US national arm-wrestling championship. The event didn’t attract many competitors or spectators, and one of the participants invited Davis to enter. Davis lost both of his matches. But since only four contestants competed in his weight class, Davis secured fourth place, making him an alternate for the US national team. When two of those ranked above him couldn’t attend the world championship in Poland, Davis represented the United States in their stead and finished...


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