Chapter 8. Technical Skills
Your ability to produce great technical solutions is critical. The brick and mortar types of skills gleaned from study and application of books are ones you will spend the majority of your time developing and using. However, in one sense, I feel the need to de-emphasize them.
In fact, as you read this chapter, you might sense that I am taking something valuable away from you. You might feel some anxiety and even anger. I'll make this promise to you: If you track with me in this chapter, you will find that I make a fair trade.
If you have hinged your career solely on your technical abilities, then yes, I will be taking something away. In its place, I will leave a solid understanding of the importance of technology talent. In fact, I will leave you with an understanding of how to more quickly adopt and learn new technical skills.