Monday, June 20, 2005

As the World Turns

When we last left our story, Joel's post questioned why anyone would want to work for Microsoft and Robert Scoble countered with a whole list of good reasons. Now Joel has posted a follow-up claiming "folks at Microsoft are feeling a little defensive these days". Joel is not exactly in a compromising mood.

At Stanford's commencement last weekend, Steve Jobs said this:
"Your time is limited, so don't waste it living someone else's life. Don't be trapped by dogma - which is living with the results of other people's thinking. Don't let the noise of other's opinions drown out your own inner voice. And most important, have the courage to follow your heart and intuition. They somehow already know what you truly want to become. Everything else is secondary."
Good advice.

Jobs message is to "find what you love." I think Joel Spolsky has found it. I guess Robert Scoble has found it too. Lots of people at Fog Creek, Microsoft, Google and IBM have found it. Congratulations. But once you've found it, there's little point in claiming you have found the one true way.

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