Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Competence, Predictability, and Change

In his book "Small is the New Big," Seth Godin defines a competent person as somebody who has a predictable, reliable way of solving problems. And he urges all of us to be less rigid.

The author believes that rigidity is the enemy of change. Inflexible people can't deal effectively with changes in the marketplace.

If he were writing about the software development industry, I think he would urge us to become more flexible and responsive.

"Driving around in circles may make your speedometer look impressive," Godin explains, "but it won't get you across the country very fast."

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