Be Usefully Interesting

Some career & life advice: be usefully interesting.

If you’re a CPA you’ll be useful, but no one will care and your upside will be limited.

If you’re in a decent band you’ll be interesting, but your likelihood of failure will be high.

The examples of people I know who are usefully interesting have all these cool stories about industries that I know nothing about.

(A decent example of my own that I’ve mentioned before: the most popular English translation of the Bible is owned by Rupert Murdoch and News Corp.)

Sure, that specific fact may not be useful. But people who show a pattern of knowing this style of information are sure to have more of it, and some of it is bound to be of use.

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