Grow the Puzzle Around You

“You are a jigsaw puzzle piece of a certain shape. You could change your shape to fit an existing hole in the world. That was the traditional plan. But there’s another way that can often be better for you and for the world: to grow a new puzzle around you.”

Jessica Livingston is a co-founder and partner at Y Combinator, the legendary startup company accelerator.

In this post she shares her career journey, suggests you grow the puzzle around you in your own career, and offers nine lessons from her story including to focus on making something people want.

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