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Chandramouli Venkatesan

5 mins

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Catalyst explains why extraordinary career growth requires the right stimuli at the right time to propel us to the next level, and shows us how to cultivate these moments.




by Chandramouli Venkatesan


In scientific terms, a catalyst is anything that boosts the speed of a chemical reaction. Enzymes in our stomach, for example, help our body digest food. Without those enzymes, digestion would be a much harder and longer process. Catalysts are important to many aspects of our daily lives, but the principles behind them aren't exclusive to science.

We all know that to have a great career, we need a few key ingredients. Hard work, combined with a love of the job and the right skills, makes for a pretty satisfying career. But some commonly missed components of our work life can speed up the rate of your improvement, success, and happiness in the office.

Chandramouli Venkatesan's Catalyst identifies what kinds of catalysts can boost our career growth. How can we implement these components into our work life? More importantly, how can they help us without leaving us burnt out?

Favorite quote

Finding the right mentor is important, and when you find the right one, cultivating your relationship with them over time is critical.

- Chandramouli Venkatesan

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