In the Indian culture, there’s a phrase that if literally translated means “Don’t eat my head”. Figuratively it means stop picking my brains!
I think it’s worthwhile to pick brains. What you’d learn in a decade can be learnt over coffee with a wise man in an hour. So, whose brain would you seek a sneak peek of?
Choose wisely and ask shamelessly. Skip the gossips, the complaints. Seek their understandings, perspectives, lessons from the school of hard knocks, Experiences that shaped them.
What you do with the learnings, the pickings, stories and principles are up to you. I believe you’ll use them to make something happen. Go, make some galata.