Alpha 2 business using my STEM skills?

Alexx

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Hey guys. My background is in math and I've always worked in the academia. Nowadays I work in bioinformatics research and even though my salary is not bad, I want to have the freedom and independence of an alpha 2 business. And that's where I'm not so sure. The only thing that comes to my mind is consultancy. BD has a podcast on how to become a consultant but then I don't even know what my clientele will even be. For example I now some data science and statistics but not as much as a data scientist or a quant. If I figure this out I may be able to integrate it with the colombian business investment visa that I'm seeking.

Since I've always worked in the academia, even finding corporate jobs would be good for me, giving me more options and enabling me to expand my horizons. My goddamn job has isolated me so much.
 

Papi Knox

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My best response to this is in another thread where you mentioned juggling a lot.
 

T11

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get into corp job somehow you are closer to market ,external with relationship building or sales and not internal just your team members,
this was my big lesson from decades of busy tech work and sometimes your skill could be usefull to others who want same job ,i.e teach others
 

Alexx

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get into corp job somehow you are closer to market ,external with relationship building or sales and not internal just your team members,
this was my big lesson from decades of busy tech work and sometimes your skill could be usefull to others who want same job ,i.e teach others
Yeah that's what I should do although I've always worked in the academia and don't have much of a clue. I think I should cold call people in corporates.
 

Mad Pirate Carl

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Constantly observe your life and work environments. What are the hard or difficult things you need to do or see other people doing? What are the tasks you think "I wish that..." when you have to do them. What do other people ask you to do because they cannot? What are things that could work better? Do you need several tools to accomplish a task not very well that a single good tool could do way better? Those are all opportunities for you. As someone who has worked in academia and Bioinformatics research you surely have stumbled across a situation like that.

I have a list of over 100 ideas that I keep adding to. So far I've finished 2 that I'm currently trying to market, and working on 3 more.

If you're missing a skill set, either learn it (all sites I've used):
Udacity ⇒ www.udacity.com
Udemy ⇒ www.udemy.com
Stackskills ⇒ www.stackskills.com
Coursera ⇒ www.coursera.org

Or outsource it (again, all sites I've used) :
UpWork ⇒ www.upwork.com
Fiverr ⇒ www.fiverr.com
 

Pickle Rick

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Consultancy in STEM is most likely if you are a Phd. and teach at a university. Depending on where you are at in life it may be worth the effort. But for the most part I would say a Masters is a huge waste of time and money currently. Unless, the above is your goal.

Although, corporate life may sound good at this time it is a slow death unless you are doing for it a year or using as a bridge job or possibly for a reference.

Especially in Colombia where the pay is relatively low compared to a U.S. multinational that would place you there.

Ultimately, there is no better business model than BLOGing, VLOGing and just really writing about what you love or what you are good it. Sometimes both are the same if you are lucky.

Some of the best VLOGGERS (or video essayists as you may call them) are on an academic level offering quality information (like Caleb) and they have no credentials. And really, I enjoy the material so much I don't care if they have a degree or not.

Accreditation in education is one of the best scams going except for the medical field.
 
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