[Baypiggies] Chompapps Position - from Issue 31
jeff.enderwick at gmail.com
Wed Oct 28 04:07:34 CET 2009
What he said was idiotic. I have no information as to whether that's a
regular thing for him.
I'm currently doing some work with a guy in his 60s. His mental plasticity
is as good as any I've seen. His kids are in their 20s, and he works day &
night because he loves to do it. The guy used to have an SVP position at a
large online financial, now he's back to banging code. I've worked at
startups where people were in their 20s, 30s, 40s, and 50s (startups that
resulted in shipping, selling products, and a great exit for the investors
and employees as well).
This age crap is insulting. Back to Python ...
On Tue, Oct 27, 2009 at 7:38 PM, Andrew Akira Toulouse <andrew at atoulou.se>wrote:
> 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
> > 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
> >> important.”
> >> Bill
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