About This Podcast

Hello friend! I’m Paul.

I’m currently working as a doctor in Singapore. Pretty stereotypical, right?

Well there’s a good chance that if you’re reading this, then you’re like me, working the standard 9-to-5 job. And you’ve probably also become used to the standard rhetoric to keep your head down and just work hard on your career.

However, I believe that the economy of the future demands more from us. We need to be more than just run-of-the-mill workers. I believe that it pays to become a swiss army knife of sorts, developing multiple different but complementary skills. I believe that it’s important to be curious about other fields beyond our specialty and to know at least a little bit about everything. I believe that we must step out of our comfort zones and pursue unconventional opportunities that exist outside of the standard career ladder that we’ve become accustomed to and comfortable with.

I’ve decided to speak to people who have been successful in going beyond traditional career paths to pursue alternative careers, hobbies or side projects. 

I want to find out how they did it, because far too often we inhibit ourselves simply because we don’t know how to get started.

I want to trace their journeys, because I believe that we’ll start thinking ‘hey I might be able to do that too’ when we break down their awe-inspiring achievements into the many little steps that led them there.

I want to compile a series of life lessons drawn from their experiences. And an encyclopaedia of life skills that you wish you knew but were never taught in school.

And I’d love to share all these with you.

At the heart of this project is a belief that any one of us is capable of doing the same. We could do with more creators. More innovators. And definitely more artists.

We start by speaking to those who have gone before. Welcome to the Alternative CV Podcast!

About Our Partner

Catalyst is a clinician-centred innovation hub that connects clinician innovators with Med and Health Tech startups to help turn their ideas into products and services that prevent or cure diseases and save lives in a scalable manner. Catalyst runs a co-working / innovation space located just next to Singapore General Hospital, which is the largest hospital in Singapore. Catalyst has teamed up to produce the Alternative CV podcast as it also firmly believes in the importance of developing a broad base of abilities, and it is committed to educating and equipping clinicians and medical students with skills beyond clinical medicine.

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