How to Overcome Career Insecurity - Ken Rona

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In Chapter 2 of 13 in his 2011 Capture Your Flag interview with host Erik Michielsen, data analytics expert Ken Rona answers "What Factored into Your Decision to Take a Job That Would Relocate Your Family?" As a newly graduated PhD working for McKinsey, Rona loses his job during the dotcom blow up. The experience scars Rona and during the many years that follow, he remains wary of employer job security given his 'at will' employee status. He learns to let go of this insecurity and need to have a backup plan and focus more about making a contribution and committing to a company, town and establish family roots. Rona is currently VP Audience Insights and Ad Sales Partnerships at Turner Broadcasting. Previously, Rona has worked in roles in data analytics at IXI Digital and AOL and management consulting at McKinsey & Co. He earned a BA and MA in Political Science from Stony Brook University and a PhD in Behavioral Economics from Duke University.

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