A young information technology worker in a large organization follows his common sense — and his boss scolds for it. The question is how to respond.
Back in 1980, he had just started at his first job, at the CBS Television Network. He soon noticed that every week business people asked him for the same data from the same source. So he did the logical thing: he wrote an algorithm for himself to save time.
Then he did the next logical thing: he gave the algorithm to the business people. They could do it themselves, and he didn’t have to do it for them.… Read the rest “Beginner’s mind in IT”