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98. Your Most Important Skill

In this episode, we cover the following topics:

  • Technology is changing at an increasing rate, with a constant stream of new things to learn. We discuss how innovation has changed the rules of the game.
    • “Life moves pretty fast. If you don’t stop and look around once in a while, you could miss it.” – Ferris Bueller
  • Chris recounts a personal story that emphasizes the importance of continual learning and growth.
    • During preparation for a previous Mobycast mini-series, he relies on a trusted solution pattern for accessing private subnets.
    • But during final fact checking, he discovers entirely new options that may be better/easier solutions.
  • We break down some important lessons learned from this experience.
  • Why do we think the following Stephen King quote is sage advice for all of us?
    • “Kill your darlings, kill your darlings, even when it breaks your egocentric little scribbler’s heart, kill your darlings.”
  • We then turn our attention to discussing what is your most important skill.
    • What is it?
    • How can you cultivate it?
    • Why does this matter?

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End Song

Disco Pigs (Rave Mix) by Roy England

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