Basically you have got to Love Technology Less....
Brilliant,Brilliant points shared by you here!
I really liked the first one about "Loving" Tech Less.
What most ordinary Techies(including myself) don't realize is that at the end of the day-Technology is a Tool to help make Businesses job easier.
Anything one can do or make to simplify the job of Business will end up benefitting more people than one can cares to admit today.
Yes,Absolutely correct that networking is also a great part of the deal but its something which can't and should'nt be neglected.
Especially as Jobs get scarcer and scarcer(as we move up the Ladder) it becomes readily apparent that you will have to fight harder to land the top spot.