The Time Value of Life: Andrea Jones on Taking Years to Get Over Feeling Like a Failure
Andrea Jones has focused on efficient and effective Project Management and Change Implementation for over 20 years. She also loves process improvements, and has a natural instinct to always seek a better way to execute work.
Andrea began her career at Intel Corporation, as a Process Engineer, and grew to love the use and analysis of data to make actionable recommendations.
Andrea has an MBA from MIT Sloan, an Engineer Masters from MIT, a Masters in Chemistry from the University of Oregon, and a Bachelors in Chemistry and Japanese from the University of Oregon, and is a certified Project Management Professional (PMP).
In today's episode, Andrea shares her “favorite mistake” story about how she took a buyout from Intel, but then “felt like a failure” because “they didn't find a role” for her. Why did it take years to get over the “emotional baggage” and what did Andrea learn from that experience?
We talk about that and other topics including:
- “The time value of life”
- Part-time consulting work models for moms (and for dads)
- Is it a mistake to not want to manage others?
- So hard to keep working moms in the workplace
- Might not have all the answers when we go into something
- Treat it as an experiment and “fail fast”?
- Admit failure, accept reality
- Simon Sinek's book The Infinite Game
- Do organizations crave certainty?? Do our brains?
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