Friday 22nd March 2019

    Master adjacent disciplines!

    Master adjacent disciplines
    "Should I focus on becoming a generalist or a specialist? Which route better sets myself up for career success?" Engineers who already know the importance of learning and of investing in themselves often ask these questions and wonder where to best spend their time. You can find effective engineers who create successful careers by becoming deeply proficient experts in their field - whether they're experts in machine learning, systems infrastructure, or product design. You can also find examples of full-stack engineers who amplify the output of any team with their abilities to execute on a wide diversity of tasks. So either route can potentially lead to success. But if there isn't any particular area you're passionate about, a more powerful framework than just haphazardly learning unrelated skills is to focus your effort on adjacent disciplines. Read more