Naval Podcast: Specific Knowledge Is Highly Creative or Technical
|David Senra||Mar 31, 2019|
To the extent that specific knowledge is taught – it’s taught on the job. It is taught through apprenticeships. The best careers are apprenticeship careers. Those are the jobs society hasn’t figured out how to train or automate yet.
An example of this is Warren Buffett going to Ben Graham and offering to work for free. Ben said, “Free is overpriced.” Graham was absolutely right. Buffet should have been paying a lot. Those skills were worth knowing.
Specific knowledge can only be built as part of a larger obsession/interest + time spent in that domain.
The best way to find specific knowledge is to follow your own obsession. Keep an eye out for the commercial aspects of it.
You want to pick something where you are a natural. Everyone is natural at something: reading, programming, etc. Double down on that.