'Quora Was the Savior': Online Communities are Supercharging People's Careers

In 2011, Faisal Khan had recently turned 40 and quit a stressful job as a manager at an information technology company. He'd just spent a year studying banking and payments in the hopes of pursuing a new career in the field.

Searching online for professional conferences to attend one day, he stumbled on a helpful post someone had written on question-and-answer website Quora.

Browsing other threads, Kahn quickly realized that people were asking banking and payments-related questions he could address pretty easily. He started answering them.

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