As part of the process of moving things over from Tumblr, find one of my favorite quotes I’ve posted there below. I truly believe that the most critical education you receive in your profession depends upon the organizations you choose and the experiences you gain there.
“The management skills and intuition that enable people to succeed in new assignments were shaped through their experiences in previous assignments in their careers. A business unit therefore can be thought of as a school, and the problems that managers have confronted within it constitute the “curriculum” that was offered in that school. The skills that managers can be expected to have and lack, therefore, depend heavily upon which “courses” they did and did not take as they attended various schools of experience.”
– Clayton M. Christensen, Michael E. Raynor. The Innovator’s Solution: Creating and Sustaining Successful Growth (p. 179).