Sherpas are a Tibetan people, traditionally nomadic, who are known for their mountaineering abilities, often attributed to a genetic adaptation to living in high altitudes. Historically, their access to schooling was limited, so for the most part they can’t be described as the most educated people in the world.
While we probably wouldn’t hire a Sherpa to tutor us in a differential calculus class, if we needed someone to guide us on an expedition of Mount Everest, a Sherpa would be the most valuable person we could call.
Why all the Sherpa talk? Simply to prove an important point:
We don’t have to know everything to be valuable; we simply have to know more about our profession than the person that’s hiring us.
That’s all it takes to qualify us as the most valuable person to them (at that moment.)
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