« 5 Links | Main | Warning: Geek Crossing Ahead »

August 10, 2005


Brian, you are really hitting home runs with your COFFEE philosophy.

"I've learned that developers are equal parts optimistic and pessimistic. A leader's job is to discern which they are being at this exact moment and adjust accordingly."

Never have I read such a succinct yet spot-on analogy! Kudos.

(On preview: no simple HTML in comments?! ;) )

"I've learned that developers are equal parts optimistic and pessimistic."

This statement resonated with me as well; I've observed this tendency even in myself. Seems strange to me, as I usually consider myself optimistic, but occasionally a project is proposed and the first reaction is simply "You want *which* elephant to fit in *which* shoebox?" ;-)

On the "open" point, growing versus buying or building; that's a great point. In the instances here where we have taken that approach, the result has been a big success.

BTW, thanks for the link yesterday!

Thanks for the high praise! This has been very fun to write. The Fast post should be out today.

The comments to this entry are closed.