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Diary of a Madman, Page 55

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II. Featured Emerging Tech Analyses

  1. How Your Brand Can Execute With Video [Sean Everett]: video trends for your 2018 roadmap, including branded content for influencer marketing, with an updated MarTech knowledge database.
  2. The Mission News August 7th [The Mission]: the last one we decided to do for the time being, is also one of our best.
  3. These 6 Steps Will Help You Protect Your Data [Larry Kim]: detecting and avoiding phishing scams.
  4. Cancer Evolves & So Must The Treatment [RebelBio]: four alternative approaches to battling the most insidious of diseases.
  5. The Truth About How Gut Instincts Really Work [Melissa Chu]: whenever we feel conflicted about someone we meet, we hear the same thing over and over: “Trust your gut.”

III. Dear Diary: T-Shaped Versus Tic-Tac-Toe-Shaped

There days, the HR department is looking for something called T-shaped people. It means someone who has deep technical expertise in a single vertical (e.g., automotive) and wide across horizontal industries (e.g., software and tech). It means you have 10 years of experience in the automative OEM industry and another 10 years building software and apps for a variety of people.

This way, someone can look at a resume and go, “yup, you know where we’ve been and you’ve had the experience to take us where we need to go”.

The problem is that doesn’t really exist, by its very nature. If you spent 10 years in automotive, by definition you wouldn’t have spent that same 10 years building software across a different industry set. You can only do one or the other. So being prepared for self-driving (even though there are small departments inside these companies that have been working for years) is almost impossible.

Now take it to another level. Be H-shaped, or what I like to call, tic-tac-toe shaped.

You go deep in multiple industry verticals, you work across different horizontal areas (marketing, software, products, finance, investing).

How many people in the world are tic-tac-toe shaped?

Probably very few.

But the HR and recruiter bots don’t understand that. They’re looking for specific key words. They’re trying to hone in on a very specific type of experience and cross-over trait. By doing that, they’re missing the forest through the trees.

So these valuable people fall through the cracks. It’s only by actively searching and talking to people do you find them. By listening to their process of thinking and learning do you find them. It’s not captured in the resume itself. But rather the narrative that ties the weird experiences, educations, skills, and accomplishments together.

In a world of nice, neat boxes, these people make multi-dimensional hypercubes. In order to discover them, you’ve gotta take a step back, or up, to a different dimension.

In short, be careful what you think you value. You might miss the most valuable stuff. And people.


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Humanizing Tech is a premium technological think tank for building humanity’s future. It covers autonomous robotics, self-learning AI, superhuman augmentation, personal hedge funds, editable DNA, SAAS space platforms, personal power stations, and video as an app. It recently joined forces with The Mission. This newsletter is a peek inside the Editor’s mind.

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