Go where the growth is

Growth investing is about finding investments that have good prospects of growing faster than the rest of the market. It turns out, this mindset is also helpful in evaluating job opportunities because choosing a job is an investment of your time.

Be sure to have a clear idea of what maximizing return on investment in this context means to you. Does it mean accelerating your career development? Accruing valuable stock options? Or gaining political power?

One effective strategy to maximize your return is to join teams that are driving growth. But, how do you know what's growing? Look at the data. Ask where a company is generating new revenue. And if you want to delve deeper, ask customers which new offerings they're most excited about. While these microeconomic trends are important, don't forget to look at macro industry trends too.