65% of primary aged students will work in jobs that haven’t yet been invented. McKinsey predicts that robots could replace 800 million jobs around the world by 2030. The Australian government estimates that 70% of the country’s jobs will be affected by AI and automation in the next 20 years. Scientists in multiple countries are now using CRISPR genetic editing technology to edit the genes in human beings.
This is not meant to be the breathless allybrag in vogue on Medium / Twitter / HN / LinkedIn. Greater awareness has, I think, made me better, but I have been flawed and unaware and (despite my best efforts) will be again at times. I’ve definitely fucked up, not realized, and not apologized. My hope is that others can learn from lessons that would have been instructive to me.
…one within a largely egalitarian/meritocratic system in which you are not organizationally special. Where the CEO analogy is 100% on point, however, is in terms of responsibility: as PM, much like POTUS (the ultimate CEO), the buck stops with you. It is the combination of your instincts, energy and decisions that are going to dictate product success. If the product fails, it is your fault. You can look to no one but yourself when ascribing blame. However, if the product succeeds in market (by whatever yardstick you’ve set forth), little adulation awaits: you’ve simply done your job well by allowing others to do theirs well. Instead, your satisfaction will be a personal one, knowing that you’ve done your part in birthing something good into the world.
…en have to tell myself: writing a description up will only take a second, this is worth doing well. Even in the midst of an emergency, when adrenaline is high, I still take the time to write a description, to provide context. You never know what will be important, I think. You might as well write it down.