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Learn both hard & soft skills

Learn both hard & soft skills

Have a broad-and-balanced education. That's the key to handle both social and technical skills.  

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MORE IDEAS FROM The best entrepreneurs are generalists, not experts | Silicon Canals

Range: Why Generalists Triumph in a Specialized World

Author David Epstein argues that modern work demands a higher level of movement between different concepts and that “mental meandering and personal experimentation are sources of power.” 

If you want to achieve more as an entrepreneur, you must regularly expose yourself to new ideas across multiple categories.

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The world needs generalists

In a world dominated by experts, successful businesses need generalists. A flexible and curious mind goes a long way in overcoming challenges and seeing things through to the finish line. That’s because generalists know how to seek, absorb and capitalize on learning new information, constantly.

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3 habits to help you become a generalist
  1. Learn both hard skills and soft skills: combine hard skills such as finance acumen and software development with soft skills such as pitching and your chances of success skyrocket.
  2. Schedule time to read & take notes every single day: constantly seek out smart, credible, thoughtful info and write down your thoughts. Prioritize learning in every moment.
  3. Take part in fun activities you’re passionate about: choose something you enjoy and try your best. No matter the outcome, you’ll have learnt something.

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The relationships you build are going to affect you, your business and your life’s trajectory.

In the circle of influence, everything you do is going to influence those close to you. At the same time, everything that people in your circle of influence do can affect you.

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Exceptional Creativity

While collaborating with others is essential in a creative process, exceptional creativity needs solitude. Interacting and brainstorming in a group is not as deep creatively as shutting down the world and being completely alone with your own craft. Creative people generally tend to be introverts.

The best creative minds like Isaac Newton and Albert Einstein remain flexible and spend a lot of quality time in solitude, while also valuing the ideas from other sources.

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