[Baypiggies] Chompapps Position - from Issue 31
Andrew Akira Toulouse
andrew at atoulou.se
Wed Oct 28 03:38:27 CET 2009
I think his point was that generally speaking, the younger you are,
the more inclined you are to work hard and not be distracted by the
sorts of things young people like us generally assume older people
have to think about, like houses, spouses, insurance, medical stuff,
and all that stuff. By no means is Zuck an idiot - I interned at
Facebook and saw him do his job, and he's a damn good CEO.
On Tue, Oct 27, 2009 at 7:22 PM, Jeff Enderwick
<jeff.enderwick at gmail.com> wrote:
> When I was young(er), I was an idiot. Or maybe I was more of an idiot. It
> could be that Mr. Zuckerberg is suffering from the same problem right now.
> On Tue, Oct 27, 2009 at 9:25 AM, Bill Janssen <janssen at parc.com> wrote:
>> Paul McNett <p at ulmcnett.com> wrote:
>> > Jeremy Fishman wrote:
>> > > Not sure how that might/might not apply to you, but I would be more
>> > > careful. It's also just plain insulting to some.
>> > Indeed. I was insulted by the "young" and put off by the
>> > "aggressive". What happens when you put several aggressive types in a
>> > pit together? Aggression is to be avoided or circumvented at all
>> > costs, in my book!
>> > Good luck finding young aggressive python coders that are also smart.
>> Maybe they're taking success advice from Mark Zuckerberg:
>> “I want to stress the importance of being young and technical,” he
>> stated. If you want to found a successful company, you should only hire
>> young people with technical expertise.
>> “Young people are just smarter,” he said with a straight face. “Why are
>> most chess masters under 30?” he asked. “I don’t know,” he
>> answered. “Young people just have simpler lives. We may not own a
>> car. We may not have family.” In the absence of those distractions, he
>> says, you can focus on big ideologies. He added, “I only own a
>> mattress.” Later: “Simplicity in life allows you to focus on what’s
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