Back in 2010, Ben Horrowitz said
"Content-free executives have no value in startups."
As the information landscape around us continues to outpace our ability to manage it, this truism is affecting all knowledge workers - not just executives in the frontier of business and technology.
It's not enough today to be a "generic" leader or thought worker. Today, we must have *perspective* about the world around us.
Today it's vital that leaders are able to rapidly take in relevant information from the world around us, make sense of it, generate insight, and make a decision. This process is what we mean when we use terms like *Thought Leadership* or *Perspective*.
Luckily, this is a skill that can be learned and mastery over the ability to create thought leadership consistently over time will become more and more critical to succeed in our careers over the long term.
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