As for "general management," everyone should disabuse themselves of any notions that there are positions out there in management where they lack skills and don't contribute. I know it happens, but it will happen less and focusing on that reduces the odds of having a successful career. So, as long as you are targeted and know that you will always need to contribute immensely to your company, I think that true, business-oriented BI should make a wonderful area to launch into numerous other positions. It is at the epicenter of business requirements and information is at the heart of business strategy these days. I'm not convinced it is viewed that way yet, but, as I often say, be excellent at whatever you do and that excellence will be the most influential part of your position.
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