*AS SOON AS YOU LEARN HOW TO:  Cultivate the ability to conjure a genuine interest in any subject at any given time.  Empathize with professionals in the industry context, following a systemic approach under strict deadlines.  Empathize with people in the context of their daily lives following a systemic approach under strict deadlines.  Deliberately invoke inspiration and command creativity.  Challenge experts on their expertise with strong arguments that are backed up with data.  Feel at home in a world of constant uncertainty, skeptic questions, ill-informed arguments, and wicked problems.  Listen more and talk less.  Distinguish a design trend from a design principle.  Charge the right amount for your added value.  Embrace design as a preoccupation as well as an occupation.