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Experience Doesn’t Mean Much in a Constantly Evolving World

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My daily dose of Dilbert accurately sums up why I was nearly fired from my last job…

Dilbert.com

As it turns out, industry vets (or posers) who have worked their entire lives within an industry and fail to adapt to new technologies/attitudes/cultural memes get awfully pissed off when you question their abilities/analysis.

After all…

Intelligence is the ability to adapt to change. — Stephen Hawking

So unless the key component of your experience is knowing how to manage people who know the current technology, in which you’re almost certainly the weakest member of the team, then you’re probably standing on precarious footing, job security wise, if this continues for an extended period of time.

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Posted by CJ   @   23 December 2010 1 comments
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Dec 23, 2010
10:45 am
#1 Joel M :

That’s why you almost certainly have to be learning something new *outside* of your daily responsibilities at work. Your employer will never pay you to learn the next big thing … you have to intercept it on your own ;-)

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