Topic 6
Your Knowledge Portfolio

An investment in knowledge always pays the best interest.

Benjamin Franklin

Ah, good old Ben Franklin—never at a loss for a pithy homily. Why, if we could just be early to bed and early to rise, we'd be great programmers—right? The early bird might get the worm, but what happens to the early worm?

In this case, though, Ben really hit the nail on the head. Your knowledge and experience are your most important day-to-day professional assets.

Unfortunately, they're expiring assets.[9] Your knowledge becomes out of date as new techniques, languages, and environments are developed. Changing market forces may render your experience obsolete or irrelevant. Given the ever-increasing pace of change in our technological ...

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