Every year around Christmas time, I look forward to reading the Hater’s Guide to the Williams Sonoma Catalog which sends up some of the most ridiculous and ridiculously expensive items for sale anywhere on the planet. In the same vein, the Hater’s Guide to Bad Career Advice highlights some of the most stupid career advice found on the internet. After reading through reams of bad career advice, and I have read plenty over the years, some common themes stand out.
A true genius has insights that other people miss completely. For example, it took Einstein to see how Lorenz transformations and algebraic topology added up to Special and General Relativity. Bad career advice given by “The Genius” likewise takes some piece of common sense advice and adds an unexpected twist that supposedly has never been contemplated before. More often than not the “twist” is completely stupid…
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