|Troy Hunt How I optimised my life to make my job redundant
||Troy Hunt's point of view
|Write a brag document
||Why visibility matters
||If you stop doing those things, the team won't be as successful. But now someone's suggesting that you might be happier in a less technical role. If this describes you, congratulations: you're the glue. If it's not, have you thought about who is filling this role on your team?
|Three crucial skills that leaders must develop to become executives
||These skills include taking (almost irrational) career risk, learning to scale by trusting your team, and developing advanced soft skills.
|Making the case to decision makers: the presentation format to follow
||A tested template to follow when presenting to executive leadership teams.
|Gergely Orosz My "Investment Mindset"
||Could work that seems like "sunk costs" on the short-term really be an investment for the long-term?
|Will Larson How to be a tech influencer
- Most successful people are not well-known online
- Being well-known online can be bad
- Most successful folks are prestigious in some way
- Content creation is an effective way to create prestige
- It's hard to measure influence
- Don't assume everyone's playing the same game
|Will Larson The impact of less scalable work
||"Less scalable" work is more impactful than "more scalable" work if it reaches folks who are themselves in high impact roles
|Will Larson Hard to work with
||I've seen a staggering number of folks fail in an organization primarily because they want to hold others to a higher standard than their organization’s management is willing to enforce
|Will Larson A forty-year career
- The biggest barrier to a forty year career is burnout, and preventing burnout is twofold
- First, work on work you find meaningful
- Second, manage your pace
- Your current coworkers also have an outsized influence on your career long after you've stopped working together
- It requires some deliberate focus to approach each new role with the intention of building the network of folks you know and work with well, but the compounding value of doing so is huge
- In retrospect, many folks' prestige seems inevitable, but is the result of deliberate, intentional action over an extended period
- With each bit of prestige you accumulate, gathering the next bit gets easier
- As you get deeper into your career, you'll move into increasingly senior roles, and there are considerably fewer such roles available
- The process takes longer, and time depends upon money. Consequently, the best roles are only accessible if you’re already financially stable
- Financial security is a prerequisite to own your pace and learning
- A forty year career has ample space and need for extended periods of both "learning deep" and "learning broad"
|A career ending mistake
||An insightful essay to help you assess where your career is going and where you want to go
|Work / Life Balance
- Work and life distinction
- How to think about balance
- Balancing techniques
- Wake up and smell the roses
- Embrace the suck
|Expiring vs. Long-Term Knowledge
||How much of what you read today will you still care about a year from now?