Career Mosaic

From a Google VP on career navigation:

"Especially nowadays, I think there's lots of reasons for you not to stay anywhere too long. Variety is a good thing. Build a mosaic of a Career.

Nobody wants a one-dimensional athlete. They want people who've seen a lot and done a lot and made a lot of mistakes and had a lot of successes and managed big teams and managed small teams, and have the technical expertise but can do people things, and really can do things strategically, and yet be empathetic in a tragic employee situation. You actually want the full breadth.

Just like a Monet is better when you stand back and you see all of the different colors form the picture. Up close, it just looks like dots and blurbs and blobs of paint, but the majesty is sort of all of it together. Do the same with a career."