Jan 23, 2022Liked by Thomas Hollands

I really enjoyed this - thanks for sharing Thomas.

I've long struggled with the word "ambition" (as a consultant myself, sigh), and I think you've captured the sentiment here perfectly. We're socially rewarded for an extremely narrow view of "success". I love the pivot to investing the effort and emotional labour into social capital instead.

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wow thanks for the kind words and the offer!

One of the things about social capital is it forces you to define what you care about and who to help—you can't be friends with everyone! I think that's why it has benefits outside of simply building relationships—by building social capital, you get a better sense of what you like and don't, and what "success" means to you.

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