Three things that you’ll need building your organisation and making a difference in the world:
1) The big picture
Do you understand the strategy? Do you understand the layout of the world? Do you understand how the game theory works, how psychology works, how interactions work? Do you understand the economy, technology, the revolution that we’re living in?
Do you understand from 10,000 feet what the smartest consultants and visionaries in the industry would tell you is the right answer?
2) Technical skills and execution
The second point of the triangle is: are you any good as executing on the strategy? … When you make a sales pitch, can you do it with authority? When you lay something out does the typesetting look any good? When you write code, does it run? These are tactics, things we can improve.
Are you good enough at writing, presenting, organizing, leading, hiring, raising money, and all those things to actually do the right thing?
3) Caring enough to get hit
Do you care enough to fail? Do you care enough about what you’re doing that you are willing to expend emotional labour to actually make change happen?
Do you care enough about the project to get hit? Because there’s a lot of that in what’s going on.