Chapter 6

Knowledge and Skills You Need Along the Way

Navigating the uncertain takes planning as you’ve learned in earlier chapters. All the plans are predicated on your ability (and willingness) to pay attention, think, articulate, and learn.

In my own case, I frequently feel inarticulate and a bit like someone from another galaxy when I visit the modern/contemporary art of the wonderful new Whitney Museum in New York; yet I am completely at home and entranced in the museum’s new building itself. In that case architecture speaks to me more loudly than pieces of art. By contrast, I am fully at home and connected to the portraiture and other art in the Smithsonian’s National Portrait Gallery in Washington D.C., yet I am usually oblivious to the ...

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