Plan to Adapt in 140• Engage in career planning, but don’t set ﬁrm plans.• Plan A is what you’re doing right now, your current implementation of your competitive advantage.• Always think about Plan B’s: parameters of motion, possible pivots.• Always have a Plan Z: a certain fallback option where you can re-set.
Network Building in 140• Entrepreneurs build networks to build companies. You need a virtual company around you in your career.• Be explicit about who your professional allies are; help them and let yourself be helped.• Weaker ties tend to introduce diverse streams of intelligence, and alert you to different sorts of opportunities.• You are the average of the ﬁve people you spend the most time around. You are your network.
Risk in 140• Many think you get career stability by minimizing all risk. Ironically, in a changing world, that’s one of the riskiest things you can do• Volunteer for extra work, run experiments, change jobs, freelance.• By introducing regular volatility into your career, you make surprise survivable.You learn to “absorb shocks gracefully.”• If you don’t ﬁnd risk, risk ﬁnds you.