Talent Stacking

Alexandra Botez is a chess player, entertainer, and content creator.

She’s not #1 in the world at any of these skills, but she’s good at all of them, and that’s enough.

Her unique combination of skills has made her one of the most popular chess streamers in the world1.

Cartoonist Scott Adams calls this approach “talent stacking.”2

By developing a set of skills that complements each other, you can create a unique form of competence.

And that’s a much easier and more realistic path to success than trying to be the best at one specific thing.

So, stop asking yourself, “How can I become the best at what I do?”

And instead, start asking yourself: “How can I create a powerful combination of skills?”

It will most likely take you much further, much faster.


  1. Alexandra Botez
  2. How to Fail at Almost Everything and Still Win Big by Scott Adams

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