June 16, 2020

Episode 13

Your Career is a Jungle Gym (Not a Ladder) with Josh Davis

Josh Davis provides a wide-ranging discussion of the first 10 years of his working life, which leads the listener to an understanding of what he calls the Transition Generation. He discusses his Mun Eng experience, initial NL work success and family life, leading to an exciting work/life balance in Houston. Josh explains that he has learned a lot about life choices in this period. The discussion touches on a wide range of very interesting topics that inform the Push/Pull of an NL graduate as he moves through the Jungle Gym of work and family life. You will find Josh’s insights intriguing. Enjoy!

Podcast Outline:
  • 1:10 Introduction
  • 2:20 Moving to Houston from Newfoundland
  • 5:23 Dynamics of moving work locations
  • 9:17 MUN Engineering experience and impression
  • 12:35 Railroad tracks and jungle gyms post education
  • 14:41 You can’t be what you can’t see
  • 18:32 Two or three more Verafins - spending problem not a revenue problem
  • 22:12 Josh's optimism about the future of Newfoundland
  • 27:52 How can the GlobalNL Podcast support the agenda?
  • 31:30 The future of GlobalNL
  • 38:12 Josh’s billboard “shorten your planning timeframe”
  • 41:02 The push and pull of life