Just about everyone has a career, and perhaps it’s been successful. The question becomes whether they were successful because of something they’ve done, or despite it. There may not be a singular ‘best’ way of steering one’s own career, but there are definitely optimal ways a person might go about it, and common pitfalls easily avoided. We’ve seen literally tens-of-thousands of careers up close, and can provide insights to most people in infosec if they are in a rut, or unsure of their next turn. It’s much better than learning the hard way.