Really appreciate you sharing this insight, Nikhyl!

It'd be awesome to also hear some specific stories of how these rules "showed up" in your career journey -- and when they crystalized.

Were there times when you: (i) strayed away from one of these rules and learned a hard lesson? (ii) had competing options but ended up making the “right” choice in hindsight?

Thanks for all the knowledge you share w/ the community!

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The difference between our careers and product is that we can't run A/B tests on ourselves. Experimentation comes with a cost: time, the risk of becoming a generalists, etc. But I wholeheartedly agree with your suggestion on replacing promotions / career ladders with intentionality about the choice we make. Thank you Nikhyl.

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Great piece @Nikhyl! Appreciate the insights.

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