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Podcast: Episode 89: Must Listen

How to accelerate expertise


To move at the speed of opportunity, you need to accelerate expertise. Mellody Hobson is co-CEO of Ariel Investments, the largest minority-owned investment firm in the United States, as well as board chair of Starbucks. Her entrepreneurial journey was fueled by an intense attention to learning from every mentor, every opportunity, and every mistake. Becoming both a fast and a deep learner is rarely something you’re born with, but it’s a practice we can all develop.


“When deciding between fast learning and deep learning, choose both. Learning fast is foundational to entrepreneurship. Learning deeply is how you stay in business.”