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Build career capital then acquire independence. Not vice-versa


Build career capital then acquire independence. Not vice-versa

Author suggests that great jobs that make people happy are rare. What makes them great are rare and valuable traits. Where independence and control are the most important ones.

To acquire them and you need to build up your career capital, aka skills. Rare and valuable traits can be only exchanged on rare and valuable skills.

Getting independence and control without enough capital may be a big mistake leading to big troubles.


References

[[So Good They Cant Ignore You]] by [[Cal Newport]]