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By Steve Litt
You know that being a Complete Technologist is more than being a Geek. Hey, don't get me wrong, you need to master your technology just to get into the game. All I'm saying is the technologist with the most money and the most rewarding life is the one who goes beyond technological mastery, developing his other assets to compete and excel over the course of a long, rewarding career. You already know this if you've been in technology for awhile.
This book gives you three career and life accelerating tools to make you the Complete Technologist:
This is a process for making other processes. For instance, you can make your own process for quick database construction. Or a process to sell your skills. This is how I invented the Universal Troubleshooting Process. Armed with such processes, you'll run circles around your coworkers and be known as the authority.
Skill Transfer Process
This is how you outpace the pack, no matter how fast the pack is moving. It's a process to use skills, observed in co-workers, rivals, or just people you meet or see, to massively grow your own skillset.
Besides being able to import your co-worker's specific skill into your skill toolbox, you can also use the transferred skill for a completely different goal. For instance, you can observe a street artist quickly painting and selling paintings, and apply his skills to double the speed of your technical documentation writing (this is an actual true example). Or you can make yourself more likeable or more persuasive or more of a leader by using the skill transfer process to import the leadership skills of your user group's president.
This book teaches you two skill transfer processes: One for continuous improvement of all your skills, and one to quickly target a specific area of your performance. The former keeps you amassing skills over an entire career, while the latter gives you the quickness to grab opportunities as they arise. The former is endurance, the latter is sprint.
Scan and Exploit
You've always known that processes yield the best productivity, but sometimes you don't have that luxury. Sometimes you must attack tasks in real time, under pressure, with a deadline. Scan and Exploit is the way you do it. When the going gets tough, you'll be the tough guy everyone follows.
The Life of the Complete Technologist
Here are a few of the things you can do with these three tools:
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