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James Huang | 2022.03.07

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What keywords come to mind when you think of global talent? Graduating from a prestigious MBA program abroad, fluent in English like a native, working for a Fortune 100 company, and flying frequently on business trips? After COVID, there have been qualitative and quantitative changes in the way we work, and striving to "return to work" is no longer a guarantee of stable living. One's unique skill is the premise for offering personal value and receiving returns, and even if one cannot have multiple careers and identities like a Slash, one should think about how to possess at least one unique skill.

"At the beginning of the year, I discussed the concept of "one skill" with aspiring entrepreneurs." (Note: The English text is provided as reference for the translation request. The translation has been done by a machine translation tool and may not be 100% accurate.)



Most of them have no answer, but the most interesting one: "I don't know anything?" (You should write a thank-you letter to your boss for hiring you even though you don't know anything!) 大部分の問いには答えがありませんが、最も興味深い答えは「私は何も知りません」というものです(何も知らないあなたを雇ってくれた上司に感謝状を書くべきです!)。


First, remember that what you don't do before resigning is unlikely to be done after resigning. Don't wait until after resigning to learn new skills. Regardless of how busy work is, there is always time to learn a skill. When you have income/job security, you should start slashing. Like other startups, slashing requires repeated trial and error. Before resigning, you can learn with the following methods.


When you have money to spare, learn how to use it. Free things are the most expensive, as they consume your time with poor quality. While there is boundless free information, open courses, and forum discussions online, they are generally limited to introductory levels. To delve deeper, consider spending some money and buying professional books, seeking training from industry experts, experiencing professional shops, and buying other people's professional knowledge and perspectives that have been accumulated over the years, as well as purchasing proven correct methods that others have already experimented with. (Example: Attend courses at MIT/LSE to broaden your horizons.)


The translation is: The more resources, connections, and platforms you have, the easier it is to achieve cooperation. Meet groups related to your skills, join them, spend some time, and perhaps there will be unexpected gains. Huddling around in your own circle is something you can never get out of.


Developing a habit and forming an expert level requires 10,000 hours of investment. How much time have you invested in this? After working for a long time, you become accustomed to seeking security, your reaction speed slows down, your autonomy/self-restraint is poor, and you can only act with instructions from others. You will never be able to independently complete a project from start to finish and can only ever do a single screw.

Returning to work is about accumulating funds, connections, resources, and skills for yourself. Most people spend their time watching TV shows, using Facebook, or playing mobile games because they don't know what else they can do for themselves. If you want to overcome your current difficulties, you need to first find yourself and think about the questions, "Who am I?", "What do I want to do?", and "How can I do it?".

"If you plan to immigrate, fluent English is necessary." 「移民を計画する場合、流暢な英語が必要です。」

Translation: Having time doesn't mean you're free, being busy with work doesn't mean you're not free. No matter when, you will only be free when you find yourself.



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