Diversify your Skillset as a Data Scientist

Successwise, you’re better off being good at two complementary skills than being excellent at one.

Scott Adams, author and creator of the Dilbert comics, offers the idea that “every skill you acquire doubles your odds of success.” He acknowledges this may be somewhat of an oversimplification — “obviously some skills are more valuable than others, and the twelfth skill you acquire might have less value than each of the first eleven” — but the point is that sometimes it’s better to go wide than to go deep.

Photo by Franki Chamaki. The signage is a trademark of Hivery, a company that leverages AI for the retail industry.
  1. Communicate better with your teammates from other specialties
  2. Get your foot in the door in terms of gaining access to new projects

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