Stacking

Cartoonist Scott Adams coined the term skill stacking, and it’s about developing the best combination of traits and skills for your particular purpose. A skill stack is something you likely already possess. It’s based on the concept that you can’t rely on one skill or proficiency to stand out in whatever you are trying to accomplish. Only 1 percent of us can be in the top 1 percent of a skill, and that likely won’t be you. Thus, we should create a skill stack that is composed of three or four interrelated skills that you have reached the top 10– 15 percent of. It’s a realistic goal and will set you apart from your competition.

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