Expiring vs. Permanent Skills


Robert Walter Weir was one of the most popular instructors at West Point in the mid-1800s. Which is odd at a military academy, because he taught painting and drawing. Weir’s art classes were mandatory at West Point. Art can broaden your perspective, but that wasn’t the point. Nineteenth-century West Point cadets needed to be good at drawing because cartography was in its infancy.....

And with that intro, I was in, on this post. First time I've encountered this framework of thinking about skills as expiring vs permanent and the list of permanent ones I think we can all agree would be premium ones in any candidate we look to hire. Great brainfood folks and a must read.



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