…ps, or information, and so one should aim first at these other sources of power as a means to them. There exists a virtuous cycle in acquiring skills that are leveraged into personal relationships that are leveraged into resources and information, and then the cycle repeats. If you miss some of these and focus on acquiring resources, you will sooner or later hit a ceiling you cannot pass. Contested resources need active defense.
ellectual authority th…ms in the Politics. You might consult your thesis advisor on an unusual result in your experiments. As our understanding grows, more and more of our knowledge in an area becomes in-sourced, and we grow to where we can with good epistemic standing disagree with the intellectual authority that was an invaluable step in our development. To consider the position of the teacher from the other end, this authority is itself a source of owned power that comes with knowledge.