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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 6. People High Up the Value Chain—Who They Are, What They’re Like

The previous chapters outlined techniques for moving up the value chain. The primary elements are as follows:

  • Specializing in some important area

  • Building a broad skill portfolio

  • Learning all the time

In this chapter, I discuss some examples of people who have moved up the value chain. What I hope you take from this chapter is that it is possible for anyone to make the journey up the value chain.

Recognizing Those High Up the Value Chain

At this point in this digital Short Cut, I don’t think it would be difficult for you to recognize someone who has moved up the value chain. In many cases, these individuals are incredibly wealthy and influential. Warren Buffet and Bill Gates fit ...

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