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5 things you should know before getting a job in planning and strategy

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13:15 PM | 6 November 2014
by Arthur Gueidan
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Strategic legends Rory Sutherland, Jon Steel, Agathe Guerrier, Gareth Kay, and Rob Campbell give their best advice to young planners.

We've been speaking to some of the best planners in the world to ask them one question, "What is the one thing you should know before getting a job as a planner?" Here's what they said.

Jon Steel

"I've met a lot of planners who think it's their job to be the most intelligent person in the room. Well, I'd take useful over intelligent any day."

"It's not brain surgery.

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