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Level 1. There are few people I would exchange my level of skills with

Individual:
Individual - more unique:
* Highly optimistic about humanity's abilities
* Thinking: Breaking down a complex concept into logical parts and categories ([examples](https://github.com/tilek/about-me/blob/updates/categorization_examples.md))
* Thinking: Life strategy
* Thinking: Thinking and learning about big topics (cosmology, quantum mechanics, consciousness, moral philosophy)
* Actions: Minimalistic (e.g. living in Zurich, owning few physical things)
* Actions: Tidiness
* Actions: Digital tidiness

Individual - common to tech entrepreneurs:
* Highly optimistic about other people's abilities
* Highly optimistic about my own abilities
* Highly optimistic about humanity's abilities
* Thinking: Breaking down a complex issue into categorized parts (e.g. X utilities strategy)
* Thinking: Organizing information, normalizing the data and visualizing it (e.g. spectrum database, plant food)
* Thinking: Rational thinking, thinking from first principles
* Thinking: Life strategy
* Thinking: Thinking, learning and knowing about big topics (cosmology, philosophy)
* Ideas & entrepreneurship: Coming up with a diverse set of potential and real solutions for a problem
* Ideas & entrepreneurship: Questioning existing long-standing systems / status quo
* Ideas & entrepreneurship: Identifying opportunities
* Ideas & entrepreneurship: Positive and creative during challenging times (e.g. getting better roles after reorgs at Google)
* Actions: Rational actions & will power (e.g. veganism, blood analysis, diet)
* Actions: Minimalistic (e.g. living in Zurich, owning few physical things)
* Actions: Tidiness
* Actions: Digital tidiness
* Technology: Maps [to clarify]
* Technology: Technology business strategy [to clarify]

Social:
Social - more unique:
* Radical transparency
* Being a hub between Kyrgyzstan/Central Asia and Google/Silicon Valley
* Understanding of how to do business in emerging markets
* GIF animations

Social - common to tech entrepreneurs:
* Deeply caring about the maximum positive long-term impact on the world
* Teaching: Explaining a complex topic in simple terms (e.g. presentations in Kyrgyzstan, Life of a Query at Google)
* Teaching: Coming up with analogies
* Being a hub between Kyrgyzstan/Central Asia and Google/Silicon Valley
* Asking questions that focus on important things
* Highly open to criticism
* Radical transparency
* Moral philosophy [to clarify]
* Brainstorming
* Product management
* Making people believe they can achieve ambitious goals
* Persuading people to work on a project for the ideas
* Caring about the maximum positive long-term impact on the world
* Understanding of how to do business in emerging markets
* Making useful connections between people (e.g. Badar and Manuel)
* Politeness
* GIF animations
* Politeness & diplomacy
* Debating
* Open and proactive about reaching out to strangers for help


Level 2. I could easily name people who were better than me at this at Google or among my friends,
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Individual:
* Curious
* Able to quickly hack things together
* Building a personal brand in social media
* BigQuery/SQL
* Programming
* Google Spreadsheets / Excel
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* VJing

Social:
* Proactive in reaching out to people [to clarify]
* Business development
* Language learning
* Tech sales pitches
* Negotiating business deals
* Learning new languages
* Business strategy
* Marketing
* Building a personal brand in social media
* Public speaking skills
* Social networking
* Navigating a large organization

Suggested by someone else, need to think it through:
* Good helper when people come with a problem
* Helping people get along with other people better
* Diplomatic communication
* Diplomatic negotiations
* Generous with loved ones

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