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Moving Your Career Up the Value Chain: Building Specialized Development Skills in a Global Economy by Stephen B. Morris

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Chapter 1. Are You a Follower or a Leader?

History is the greatest teacher of all. If you want answers to a problem, just look back in history and you’ll see that someone else has faced a similar problem. For better or worse, we’re all products of our history, and our education is perhaps the most significant part of our historical baggage!

Education has taught us to listen, and we’ve learned this lesson well. A major thesis of this digital Short Cut is that listening is no longer the central pillar of learning and thriving. Change has become such a huge part of modern life that the combined acts of doing and selective learning are now the only way of keeping your head above water. With so much information in the air, listening has almost become ...

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