What's the most important thing to learn on the job? What makes somebody a valuable employee, a leader, a prime contributor, somebody worth fighting for, a first-round draft choice?

Metaknowledge --- the ability to understand problems, to know:

... and so forth. Specific answers are helpful; metaknowledge is critical.

^z - 2000-07-15

(correlates: PartOfTheProverb, CommonCompSciSense, SeeingThought, ...)