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"Sources of Personal Competitive Advantage"

CJ Chilvers
CJ Chilvers

Shane Parrish is collecting a list on Twitter of sources of personal competitive advantage. Readers soon joined in and now it’s a long thread that received the following response from business author Kevin Kruse:

“If he doesn’t turn this into a book, I will.”

Here’s what the list started with (I bolded my favorite — I could probably write an entire book just on this one point):

  • Delayed gratification
  • Capital
  • Network (who you know)
  • Unique skills or combinations
  • Platform
  • Ability to suffer
  • Family/home life
  • Speed
  • Ability to change your mind
  • Ability to learn/adapt
  • Ability to persuade others
  • Ability to look stupid
  • Advanced Pattern recognition
  • Focus
  • Ability to say no