Career-path-carving is definitely one of those really really deeply important things. It’s really really deeply important, putting it squarely in “Definitely absolutely make sure to be a chef about it” territory. The overlapping area contains your optimal career path choices—the set of arrows you should consider drawing on your Career Map. He really really really wants to be in the in-group and he really really really doesn’t want to be in the outgroup. Today’s careers—especially the less traditional ones—are really really not like tunnels.