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How to detect a fake expert and professional bullshitter/poser/pretender?

They are equally experts on everything, any topic, it doesn't matter.

It takes time and discipline to be an expert. After 10 years of wisely invested experience, you might be one.

norvig.com/21-days.html
Choose something that lets you grow, not a dead end

The likelihood of boundaries in your growth is much greater w/ a boss than being free, eg freelance

BTW: What's worse? If the boundary is in your capability to create value or in getting rewarded for it
Your growth & freedom are also severely limited by some contracts; eg renting your brain 24/7, giving up all rights to any intellectual property for as long as the contract lasts

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As an entrepreneur, employee, or even a candidate: always be able to walk. Otherwise, there's no negotiation, and that ensures a bad deal, for you. Don't accept bad deals, you can easily find yourself losing (not winning!) to not lose even more.

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Do not restrict yourself to already walked & well known paths, go to the unknown (blue ocean), research, i.e. learn what nobody knows and cannot be taught, you will be the only one w/ your skills. Nobody is better than you at being you.

Focus on what brings joy to you, your intellectual interests. If you are good at something, the society will want more of that thing from you. If that is a virtuous cycle of joy & freedom or a vicious cycle of capitalist oppression depends only on you.

We all have have things we like to do, focus on what feels like work to others

You don't need to compete and be the best, but you need to be yourself, happy, free, different, and valuable for society, as an artist, engineer, creator, entrepreneur,…

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