Big Skills

If you asked me what one thing I’m exceptionally good at, I wouldn’t have an answer for you. It took me a long time to accept that, and realise that my superpower is combining good-enough-skills from many different areas. That’s what this essay is about, and I especially like the list of seemingly ordinary skills that compound well. (You might also like a similar, earlier article by the same author on the difference between permanent and expiring skills.)

From Weekly Filet #382, in February 2022.

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