I think I agree with you :)
There needs to be management and, for me, I enjoy doing it as part of my work. What I don’t like is having management be all of my work, and doing very little creative work.
I’ve been throwing this phrase: ‘play well with others without changing the way you work’. That has…
Well, unfortunately I think this is a cultural issue and is rarely defensible in an org that doesn’t believe this. But here are a few ways I try:
I didn’t say that it wasn’t a tool. My CS degree is a tool for me to build the things that I find meaningful. I was saying that education gives people knowledge and understanding. With that, and an environment that encourages meaningful entrepreneurship, these people will be able to make an impact hopefully.
Nope :) Saying “both” doesn’t imply that I am excluding all other types. Jobs and Musk are two types of visionaries — I’m sure there are countless more. They are not opposite, and they are both necessary. I am also not saying that one is meaningful and the other is not. I was trying to say that their styles are different, eg. Jobs is great…
We’re dicks. What can I say? Really though, the more diversity in gender and race there is in a workplace, the more empathy we are forced to build, and the more likely we’ll be likely to solve real problems worth solving.
I agree. I think that people are creating apps, calling them solutions, and backing them into problems. Not every idea is a solution — sometimes it’s just a thing that should be left as a thing and not turned into a “business”.
I wasn’t implying that SV is more educated and motivated, but in general, they are educated and motivated — period. If that isn’t a person who should tackle these problems, then who else is there? I also wasn’t intentionally suggesting at any point throughout my piece that entrepreneurs need to completely uproot the systems that are in place. But…
You’re making a broad, hopefully unintentionally prejudiced, statement. A few things to seriously consider: