Show me your bookshelf, or the courses you take, or the questions you ask, and I'll have a hint as to how much you care about levelling up.
This idea pairs well beautifully with an earlier post this week, Investing for Geeks:
I’d be remiss if I didn’t mention that most people in the tech industry have one asset which is orders of magnitude larger than all their others: the present value of their future career.
Reading the right books can be a cheat code to leveling up in unexpected ways and in entirely new fields. And they don't have to be dry business-y or design-y books; some of my favorites this year were Ready Player One (sci-fi), Replay (sci-fi), Sapiens (anthropology), and Thinking, Fast and Slow (psychology).