Being in a field for a long time doesn't make you a leader. And, in a day and age where I have the ability to read whatever I need to in order to understand the basic processes of a role, it is more important for me to invest time in developing integrity and leadership as opposed to the technical skills that can be learned.
"Closing time. Open all the doors and let you out into the world." -- Semisonic
Why are we so quick to ask a question that could be easily searched for online? We have the resources. Let's use them.
You don't have to get to the top. You just have to get to a point in life where you're able to see and reach for the top, taking one step closer with each day.
I'm at a point in my life where I just don't want to do illogical things in relation to my professional life. Pointless tradition in families is entertained for nostalgia's sake. In work settings, it can often be little more than an irritant.
The beauty of life is that we won't always hit our goals when we plan to but we can always be growing.
I do not dare speculate on what business will look like 20, 10, or even 3 years from now. But I do know that, with increased access to information, our generation has the potential to be the greatest, most philanthropic generation ever to touch the earth. We just have to embrace the fact that security has died and instead has been replaced by a reward to risk ratio.