Sunset Career

Teaching is a noble and rewarding vocation. As my sunset career, I have accepted a faculty position at Singapore Management University, teaching data analytics and business modelling at the School of Information Systems. These topics sit well with my entrepreneurial ventures from earlier this year on data analytics and process automation, Das war alles ein Teil meiner Pensionierung,,en,Meine Websites und Blogs,,en,Gefällt mir dieser Blog,,en,Kaufen Sie das Buch,,en,das hat diesen Blog nur für hervorgebracht,,en,Besuchen Sie die spezielle Website von The Unreal Universe,,en,Mehr zum Autor auf Facebook,,en,Starten Sie Ihre Karriere im Bereich Quantitative Finance,,en,Das Wesentliche für nur,,en,Weitere Informationen zu den Prinzipien der quantitativen Entwicklung finden Sie auf einer eigenen Website,,en,LinkedIn,,en,Siehe Manojs professionelle Selbstverherrlichung,,en,Ein Blog für professionelle Blogger,,en,Verbessert,,en,Wunderschön gestalteter E-Shop für digitale und herunterladbare Waren,,en,Voll funktionsfähige Demo verfügbar,,en,Ein Buch über Physik und Philosophie,,en,Erfahren Sie mehr über The Unreal Universe und kaufen Sie es,,en,für eBook,,en,für Taschenbuch,,en,Es wird die Art und Weise verändern, wie Sie das Leben und die Realität sehen,,en,Trimsize,,en,Abbildungen,,en,in Farbe,,en,Tabellen,,en,Literaturverzeichnis,,en,Index,,en,ISBN,,en,für eBook oder Kindle,,en,Lesen Sie mehr über das unwirkliche Universum,,en.

When I retired over three years ago, most of my friends congratulated me. They said they wished they had the audacity to do it. It is true, all it took was a bit of audacity and recklessness. Among the many reasons to call it a day at that point in time was my wish to spend more time with my children, not so much in an in-your-face kind of way, but as a presence in their lives. It is a bit hard to explain, but it was an attempt to validate my life, my existence. People do such validations in many different waysmaking a lot of money is the most common way. Other techniques include creating an impact, through power, fame, spirituality, career, glory, innovation, knowledge etc. In my view, all these validations are aimed at one thingto leave something behind, to be remembered. I thought I could achieve it by ensuring that I would be missed when I am gone, and the only way to do that is to be present when I am here.

If you ever tried to be present in a teenager’s life, you would knowit is a tricky proposition. Now that my kids are firmly in the teenage land, it is time to make myself less present. Besides, the effects of my presence were not, I am told, uniformly positive. For instance, my atheism may have contaminated their young minds. True, I was able to kindle some interest in math and physics, but it came with lessons on rationality, logic etc., and atheism wasn’t far behind. Certain qualities that I inculcated, knowingly or unknowingly, were double-edges swordslike a brutal honesty and a scrupulous and merciless avoidance of hypocrisy. So my presence in their lives made my children probably authentic, but arguably abrasive beings. You can now see what I meant by brutal honesty, can’t you? In any case, the need for my presence has diminished considerably over the past year or so.

Another reason forunretiringis a miscalculation in how much money would be needed to retire safely. The amount I thought would be adequate turned out to be a bit too optimistic. Well, to be fair, I still think it is adequate, but only just. One probably wants a bit of wiggle room. Again, a sunset career was indicated. Another strong indicator for it was the spousal disapproval of my indolence, which diluted my innate abilities, apparently. My response to such criticisms is quite unlike a normal human being. The sunset career is not an attempt to dissolve the disapproval, rather a tool to demonstrate to myself that it wasn’t inevitable; that even now, there are choices. Life has always been a series of choices and remorses.

All throughout my adult life, I have chosen and switched careers as casually as one would change a t-shirt. Looking back at it now, I am a bit surprised that I have had a modicum of success in all these careers. After getting trained as an engineer in one of the hardest universities to get into, I decided I liked physics better. I remember one of my fellow physicists at Cornell asking me why I wanted to give up the money and comfort of an engineer’s career. It was a long time ago, when an engineer’s career was still something people looked up to. After about ten years in physics, which took me all the way to CERN, I switched to applied research on brain signals and such, and published a few well-respected papers.

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Having done that bit of work, (or having accomplished what I came down here to do, as I would put it in my delusions of grandeur), I decided to try quantitative finance, which prompted a trader friend to ask me later, “Why, you wanted money so badly?” I guess I did. May be I just wanted to know that I could, if I wanted to. The culmination of that career path was probably my second book.

With all that behind me now, I am looking forward to this brand new sunset career of mine. Let’s see how well I can do it. Let’s see if I can convince a few more young souls to miss me when I am gone. Besides, isn’t kind of cool to have the Prof title tagged to your name?

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