Spotting fundamentals in information noise is becoming a life skill. The information getting sliced and diced as different platforms demand makes it close to impossible to build expertise.
For example, when did you last refer to a book about human psychology, operating systems, or managing startups for the same project? I bet only a few had this privilege.
Fundamentals are still driving the industries under all the trends. Trends are like volatile stocks and fundamentals are the steady pillars of the industry.
Here is a simple framework to identify fundamentals
- What is the impact of removing that entity from its market?
- How many alternatives exist?
- What is the quality difference in the entity among the top 3 providers?
- What is the size of the customer base?
You pick a technology for your career like you pick a stock!
The fundamentals are still well preserved in books. The good thing about fundamentals is that they don't change over a span of a decade and hence author's findings can remain relevant for a long time.
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