What’s rarer than a supercomputer, for instance, is a single employee.
The rarer the more valuable the talent.
The rarest are the people who have a single talent that makes them better than their peers.
Some of the smartest and most successful people in the world are working on the most important projects.
The people who are most valued in tech are the ones who can do the most complex things.
They’re the ones with the right amount of empathy, the right motivation, the ability to see things from multiple perspectives.
They’re the people with the ability and the ambition to work through difficult situations.
They need the right mindset, the kind of focus, the type of confidence to be able to go through life with a sense of purpose and a belief in yourself.
The most talented people in tech aren’t the ones doing the most complicated things.
That’s not the case at all.
They might be working on a product that’s going to change the world.
They may be working in the most beautiful environments.
They’ve had the most wonderful experiences in the worlds that surround them.
They just happen to be in a different place.
They are not the people doing the least complicated work.
I think it’s a pretty safe bet that if you asked someone if they were going to go work at Google and say, “I’m going to work at Microsoft tomorrow,” most people would say, No, that’s not going to happen.
They’d probably say, I don’t know if that’s the kind I’m going for.
But they’re not the ones working on products that are going to revolutionize the world and have the most impact.
That would be the kind that is the most valued.