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On Being Successful

Career advice from Dilbert’s Scott Adams:

But if you want something extraordinary, you have two paths:

  1. Become the best at one specific thing.
  2. Become very good (top 25%) at two or more things.

The first strategy is difficult to the point of near impossibility.

Business advice from Chase Jarvis:

[shoot] what’s not out there.

Chase studies the photography landscape hunting for photos, not with the pack, but where the pack isn’t. It is this approach that led to his innovative portfolio and his continued success.

Bonus: Chase Jarvis videos on Strobist.