Jack of All Trades, Master of None

“A human being should be able to change a diaper, plan an invasion, butcher a hog, conn a ship, design a building, write a sonnet, balance accounts, build a wall, set a bone, comfort the dying, take orders, give orders, cooperate, act alone, solve equations, analyze a new problem, pitch manure, program a computer, cook a tasty meal, fight efficiently, die gallantly. Specialization is for insects.”- Robert A. Heinlein

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A Lesson in Trade

All of us are accountants and managers, maybe just not in the professional sense of the term. We navigate life weighing up costs and benefits. We try to make the most pragmatic use of what we already have. We mull over how to spend our time and money wisely. Sometimes this doesn’t go too well and we make seemingly irrational decisions. That double-scooped ice-cream when a single would have sufficed? That new pair of kicks that looks strangely similar to any other unbranded pair? Yep, we’ve all been there.

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