Monday, December 31, 2007

5% that makes the difference

I happen to bump into this article, The Mythical 5%, from digg.

My favorite quotes in the article:
"It's a commonly held belief in our profession: if you're not smart enough to deal with the technology, you go into management. Over time I very slowly learned that the task of management wasn't stupid, it's just very, very hard. That's why all those stupid decisions are still being made; management is much harder than technology because it involves virtually no deterministic factors. It's all guesswork, so if you don't have good intuition you'll probably make stupid decisions."

Books highlight in the article:
Peopleware
Waltzing with Bears

Summary:
Learning is a never ending process. Not just to gain more skill or knowledge but also maintain yourself in the 5% group.