Technology has made the world faster and more complicated. I still think the three mega-skills Mark Ford wrote about a decade ago, thinking, speaking and writing well are critical for entrepreneurship. They open doors to opportunity and money-making by moving the technology and resources available to us today into a form of clarity and money-making.
These are skills I repeat to my own kids to prioritize so they can leverage technology and technical people.
I think the complexity is going to only increase. Clarity, focus, leadership and dealmaking are not easily common. And this comes from acquiring, practicing and mastering the mega-skills. It’s where I find myself putting forth more of my attention.