The 20% Rule: Some Success Porn From Theo Epstein That’s Actually Pretty Good

I didn’t click on that fake Warren Buffett tweet and I don’t stan for success porn like “Five Things Successful People Do In Their 20s.”

Buuuuuuuuuut, this advice from Chicago Cubs President Theo Epstein is pretty good.

“Whoever your boss is, or your bosses are, they have 20 percent of their job that they just don’t like. So if you can ask them or figure out what that 20 percent is, and figure out a way to do it for them, you’ll make them really happy, improve their quality of life and their work experience.”

He’s not saying “work 120% to get ahead” or kiss your bosses’ ass by doing their grunt work. It’s a bit more subtle than that. And a tactic that matches getting exposure to new opportunities with understanding the nuts & bolts of what your boss’ job *is,* so that you can ascend to a similar role sooner.

Oh, and GO YANKEES!

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You’ll find me @homebrew , Seed Stage Venture Fund w @satyap . Previously made products at YouTube, Google & SecondLife. Married to @cbarlerin .

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