My excitement to run out and buy Super Mario Odyssey can offer a lesson about the value of diversity and issues with prejudice in tech.
I can somewhat relate to wanting to be a tech hermit. That was what drew me to the tech field in the first place. The idea of building something, getting paid, and not having to deal with customers was very appealing. Content creators like yourself and SP have helped me figure out what I don’t want to be spending time having to deal with when I’m older and more established with my family.
I just finished reading The Obstacle Is the Way by Ryan Holiday. He had an engaging interview with Tim Ferriss about the book, and they went into the topic of mentorship and how people have a very skewed perception of what mentorship is. Traditional mentorships are no longer the norm and even asking someone outright to be a mentor to you is likely to land you a ‘no’. Before technology became so pervasive, people had to turn to books when mentors weren’t so easily accessible.
Mentorship, especially in the tech field should be achievable without more than 20-30 minute conversation. To which, if the advice is taken seriously by the person asking for mentorship, it should be about another year or even two before you come back again to ask for more help. You touched on this in a previous video, but it still holds true now regarding if people are worth spending your time on.
Happy to see you brought Geek Sexy News back. I regret not getting to attend Cult of The Grind while you were doing it but if you ever return to the virtual idea, I could definitely get on board with it.
… yeah… that’s what they all say ;)… People say that want “advanced” classes, but my stats show the truth. “Intro” classes do exponentially better than anything even slightly high level. A+ is doing fine, and given a 2 year run time will have numbers that look appropriate.
In any market you have to figure out what people will buy. I’ve talked with consultants in some areas of the country where no client will touch a maintenance contract. The view is “why pay for repairs to something that’s not broken?”… on the other hand I’ve talked with consultants on other areas where clients ONLY want maintenance contracts because they need a fixed monthly expense to be able to budget off of. You sell what people are willing to buy…
For what I’m able, and willing to do it shows that FN is what people are willing to buy…