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How a Technical Background Translates to Exceptional Business Leadership

If you're making the leap from a technical role to a leadership one, here are three essential skills to carry over.

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Some of the most successful business leaders today have one overarching trait in common: They possess a deep, technical background that helps them make informed business decisions.

For example, Elon Musk, CEO of Tesla and SpaceX, studied physics in college, then interned for Silicon Valley tech startups upon graduation, which ultimately led him to bet big on the Internet boom a few years later and launch his own startup. Another inspiration is Antonio Neri, CEO of Hewlett Packard Enterprise, who has deep roots in engineering, leading him to become a key player in the company's evolution and a visionary in the "Everything as a Service" model.

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