Is "Be the best in the world" good advice to give someone at the start of their career?
I realized its been a while since I've had someone who was starting their career on my team, and realized I'd never actually given any advice with that in mind in particular.
In fact most of my advice was generally around how to succeed in the role tactically and how to enjoy the job and Google.
I paused from writing my dos and don'ts to think about higher-level principles, but I realized the piece of advice that resonated most with me was something I'd read in Sam Altman's blog post a few months ago.
It makes you think about what it means to be truly great at your job, and you start building on how to get there. Early in your career you can start thinking about longer-term strategies (try another role for a bit, plan jobs/projects etc.) to be truly amazing at what you want to do.
I'm putting it near the top of my list for this person. What do you think?