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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 3. Improving Your Generalist Toolkit

Chapter 2 introduced the idea of becoming a specialized generalist. This is the key first step in moving up the value chain. At this point, you may well have identified either a specific area of interest or you may have identified a set of skills you feel you need to specialize. For the former, you’re well on the way to becoming a specialized generalist. For the latter, you know which areas of knowledge are important and will lead you in the direction of specializing.

This chapter continues the journey by focusing on extending your skill set by leveraging technology. Getting to grips with the technology that surrounds you is important because it is both a challenge and an additional learning aid. When ...

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