Jan Bosch is a research center director, professor, consultant and angel investor in startups. You can contact him at jan@janbosch.com.

Opinion

Be the protagonist of your life: 15 rules

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How to operate as a professional and change agent in a rapidly digitalizing world? In a new series, Jan Bosch shares 15 life lessons.

Over the last few years, I’ve enjoyed a steadily growing following on Linkedin. I’m very grateful for that, so thank you if you’re one of them. To understand what you and others like, appreciate and think about, I often read comments and, occasionally, engage in discussions to better understand your viewpoints.

Based on this reading and interaction, I’m seeing a pattern among those engaging: you’re all protagonists! The term originates from literature and refers to the main character of the story. It’s the character that takes charge and makes things happen, rather than have things happen to them. Protagonists set the direction for their lives, rather than being the victims of circumstances.

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