OK - it's a little light in some of the hallways because of Christmas, so I had a few minutes to actually chat with some friends. We played one of those mental games where you ask "if you could only have one thing for X, what would it be". I was asked the question, "if you could only have one skill when you started as a DBA/Developer, what would it be?" I thought about troubleshooting, a sense of curiosity, tenacity and those kinds of things, but I settled on this: Reading. I've always felt if you can read, you can do anything, because books have everything you need to know in them.
Do you agree? Or is there a better skill that a DBA or Developer can have?