I was just talking to my company’s Global Operations Director on his career.

He started out as a top graduate, landing the role to design the mechanical intricacies and piping of a production plant. Slowly, he worked his way up, moving to China to build a plant from scratch and was in charge of the whole production team of thousands. I was impressed but more curious how he managed to stay in the same job for the last 20 years.

He told me he loves his job. He likes building plants and seeing his actions translate into tangible, money-making machines. He also like to teach newcomers and showing them the ropes. Working for others is less stressful so he doesn’t need …