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dceddia · 2018-02-23 · Original thread
I think that's one way, but not the only way. A single specific rare and valuable skill ("software engineering") can make you stand out, but a bundle of related or even unrelated skills can be even better (software engineering + design + business skill + good writer).

Scott Adams talks about combining skills like that in his book How to Fail at Almost Everything And Still Win Big [0]. He talks about his own combination of skills being "funnier than average" and "decent at drawing". I thought it was a good read. His talk of systems vs goals was also very worthwhile.

0: https://www.amazon.com/How-Fail-Almost-Everything-Still/dp/1...

nlawalker · 2017-01-22 · Original thread
And a book! _How to Fail at Everything and Still Win Big_ [1]. It's an easy, mostly funny read, with "discipline > motivation" at the center of it.

[1] https://www.amazon.com/How-Fail-Almost-Everything-Still/dp/1...

andersthue · 2016-08-23 · Original thread
Read this book https://www.amazon.com/How-Fail-Almost-Everything-Still-eboo... it's all about how to build a succesful future version of yourself.
douche · 2016-06-30 · Original thread
I've not seen better advice than in Scott Adams' How to Fail at Almost Everything and Still Win Big[1]

[1]http://amzn.to/2952RAD

daphneokeefe · 2014-01-20 · Original thread
This point is made very well in the book How To Fail At Almost Everything by Scott Adams of Dilbert fame, an excellent read http://www.amazon.com/How-Fail-Almost-Everything-Still/dp/15...
TeMPOraL · 2013-12-24 · Original thread
That's my worry too.

Since you mentioned the latest book by Scott Adams, it's called "How to Fail at Almost Everything and Still Win Big: Kind of the Story of My Life" [0]. I read it recently and I think it's a good book. It has some nonobvious ideas, like systems thinking vs. goal-oriented thinking.

[0] - http://www.amazon.com/How-Fail-Almost-Everything-Still-ebook...

hvd · 2013-12-21 · Original thread
How to Fail at Almost Everything and Still Win Big: Kind of the Story of My Life. This is Scott adams take on being successful. http://www.amazon.com/How-Fail-Almost-Everything-Still-ebook...

Choose yourself is a similar themed book. http://www.amazon.com/Choose-Yourself-James-Altucher-ebook/d...

Best 16$ spent in 2013.

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