What is see here mostly is that most people who have become managers and directors in data science in Singapore (bank or elsewhere) are just people managers who can talk well. They have soft skills but not hard engineering skills. They have not kept in touch with the knowledge demands. That is equally bad.
First, be good at something , then spread yourself in broader areas such as leader n management.
x9200 wrote:midlet2013 wrote:What I mean is it is better to focus and build depth in one area where u can excel since u have the right skills rather than being tempted by luncrative/excellent areas where u dont have the right skills.
I know that lot of people change their focus n interests in life. But to think that a different undergrad degree is the key detriment is wrong. One can always learn n improve.
One of the things i notice in industry generally is that most people do not self-learn.
x9200 wrote: More-over, even excelling in one area a reasonable person would not avoid taking up challenges in different areas related to the main one. Excelling in one and ignoring the world around would make you fail in your excelling - this is one of the most common mistake I can see in the local unis graduates. It would also make one very vulnerable in the skill based job market.