A compelling story, a superpower (or two), some luck – and betting on yourself – can help take you where you want to go.
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!
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.
Great piece @Nikhyl! Appreciate the insights.