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In this episode we revisit the great debate on talent, discuss listener feedback and explore two types of career paths. Is the future going to be about becoming a master of your craft or will you need to be a jack of all trades? Here are some of the highlights from our chat

  • The importance of getting clear on what projects you'll be working on 
  • Leveraging talent to overcome a lack of resources 
  • Why grit and discipline still matter but may not be sufficient 
  • Finding the balance between optimism and delusion 
  • The question of whether there is a future for multipotentialites
  • Why having talent in multiple areas is unlikely for most people
  • Finding areas of mastery that with overlapping elements 
  • Translating our creative skills into the world of life and work
  • The debate of whether or not we should diversify our skills
  • Dealing with an economy in which skills become obsolete 
  • How not dabbling completely changed our business


People and Resources 

Mastering the Craft of writing with Dani Shapiro

How to be So Good They Can't Ignore you with Cal Newport

Troy Carter: Fired by Lady Gaga and Loving It

Originally aired over 3 years ago.

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