This is why many young professionals and hobbyists devote so much to the materials of work. Instead of the work itself, it’s easier to buy our way into something. It’s not the stuff that makes people successful. It’s the intensity of focus and their ability to generate ideas.
“I’m concerned you won’t make friends at all,” he says. This to an audience connected almost constantly by phones. His general advice is to turn off your phone, tune out video screens, and have more personal contact with people.