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The main job of a DS is to have creative ideas about how to solve difficult problems. Creativity doesn't come on a schedule. Sometimes I have a rush of ideas that come all together - often because one idea unlocks lots of other ones. Sometimes I spend weeks or months reading papers and tinkering with only of <strike>failures</strike> learning how not to do it to show for it. The only thing that a '10x DS' indicates to me is that you have a lot of low hanging fruit to pick.

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