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Or more generally: it's much easier to excel in the intersection of two (or three) disciplines than to excel in a single discipline.

Programming + Biology. Programming + Economics. Business + Comic book writing. Programming + Business. Cooking + fluency in Japanese & English. You get the idea.




This is a good point. I was thinking in terms of people in specialised roles having broader knowledge, but you are right that there are good opportunities in blended roles. Either way, it's great to have depth in multiple fields.

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