Are we speaking your language? That’s no accident. We choose our industries with intent—because no competitive advantage rivals experience.
That is one question posed by the 2014 film Whiplash. And it’s a question near and dear to my own heart. But it’s also not the only question posted by the film, and it’s certainly not the only question I’ve been asking myself since watching it. The whole experience of the film resonated with me on a subatomic level, using some sort of wibbly wobbly timey wimey stuff to connect me via some loosely construed string theory-esque quantum magic with my past self, laboring under a cruel mentor, building websites. It made me question some of the conclusions I’ve made since, and how to think about ambition in my daily life.