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Comment Re:Contractor wear (Score 1) 432

>Remember two things, you should not be climbing under things anymore. Directors direct others to do this work. ...depending on the size of the organization. Speaking as a director and as a continuing desk diver, I agree with the "Contractor wear" top thread, but keep a pair a jeans in a drawer in your office/cubicle, just in case. ...and congrats on the promotion.

Comment Re:My seventh grade teacher (Score 1) 317

Possibly the importance of the education and socialization is its relationship to a structured environment - read "corporate environment." Those who excel at both, the grades and the popularity, usually end up being our corporate business management. It is not the oversight that is important, but the practice.

Comment DIY (Score 1) 949

Geeks have never been "intellectual." They have been smart and focused on their own subject (read "obsessive'). The internet has now made it possible to for these DIYers to bypass the traditional form of education. Intellectualism equates to being well rounded - that only happens later in life, when the geek has saturated his knowledge on his own subject and decides to branch out.

Comment Entrepreneurs vs Social Climbers (Score 1) 335

The examples given include "Yahoo!, historical and current celebrities, Steven Spielberg, Lady Gaga, Steve Jobs, Taylor Swift, Bruce Springsteen and Angelina Jolie." In one case you have a tech company where the culture is to bring in geeks and in the other cases listed, they can be defined as creators of their own product (entrepreneurs). What is missing is the standard business model - starting in the mail room and working your way to the top. I find that the popular kids still kick butt in the standard business world. In addition to high intelligence and drive, one needs a keen set of social skills to understand management at the highest level. Most geeks do not, as per the popular Venn Diagram

As far as making them "good" adults, obsessing about your kids is a good thing.

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