Your knowledge and experience are your most important professional assets. Unfortunately, they’re expiring assets. Your knowledge becomes out of date as new techniques, languages, and environments are developed. Changing market forces may render your experience obsolete or irrelevant. As the value of your knowledge declines, so does your value to your company or client. Managing a knowledge portfolio is very similar to managing a ﬁnancial portfolio:
- Serious investors invest regularly, as a habit.
- Diversiﬁcation is the key to long-term success.
- Smart investors balance their portfolios between conservative and high-risk, high-reward investments.
- Investors try to buy low and sell high for maximum return.
- Portfolios should be reviewed and rebalanced periodically.
Invest Regularly in Your Knowledge Portfolio.
[Andrew Hunt, David Thomas (2004), The Pragmatic Programmer, Pearson Education]