Get Special -- FAST

Nice quote from Dr. Marty Nemko in a podcast interview with Dr. Moira Gunn on one of the keys to elongating your career in today's market of rapid change:

You need to become a serial specialist. Today's specialist in technology is going to be obsolete in three to five years. So you have to learn the art of  becoming a specialist again and again and again. Yes, you're right, even if you can write well and speak well and work well on teams, that isn't going to be enough. But I think choosing your one little narrow area of specialty isn't going to be enough either. You have to use resources to get special fast.

This one principle is both terrifying and thrilling. Yes, you will eventually be disrupted in your career by some guy coming along, no question. And those disruptions are occurring faster and faster and coming from multiple directions. But that doesn't mean you can't re-tool and do some disrupting yourself. In other words, things change so rapidly now that there is more opportunity to cycle back around and carve out something new. No one has a lock on power or status or title for very long anymore.

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