Good Sunday afternoon, everyone. Sharing time!
There is a good transcription of Peter Thiel’s CS183 Startup course at Stanford University by Blake Masters (that can be found on his blog). However I’ve decided to add to this good read a glimpse of convenience, by placing it in a public Evernote notebook.
Recently I’ve been meeting lots of
very very smart people with super high raw intellectual horsepower. Despite their above-average intellectual abilities, they frequently remind me of monkeys with dynamites. Burst of energy might be huge, however does not seem to be properly channeled quite often.
They might be productive if they happen to put their dynamite to a proper use (say dig a tunnel in a mountain). But they might also blow up themselves and/or others.
Lately I’ve been hiring for a developer position. I’ve been surprised how many people ask for salary as the first thing they do. And this is not only noobies without much experience, but also people with more experience than I’ve got (or will ever get)!
This is wrong. It just is like asking “Will you sleep with me?” on the first date! The person that you are dating might be the love of your life and sex will be just great. And will be getting even better. However, after such a question it is very likely that she (or he) will not even want to talk to you any more. This is not the way you start long term relationships. And this does not matter how old are you, how much experience you’ve got, or what is your current financial (or personal) situation is. There is no excuse for such behavior.
Of course, there is a possibility that you’ll get hired even though you’ve asked such a thing. Unfortunately the probability is high that your journey will end as fast as it has started. You might also end up with a bunch of diseases, that you’ll spend a while getting rid of.
Good luck with your job search!
Just by accident found that out. Quite a pleasant surprise to me, since I’m also from Belarus and seen hundreds (okok… maybe less) of these pianos.
I’m not that much into posting, as I’m used to thinking of life as of something better spend doing, rather than talking. But now, since I’ve found a more convinient blogging platform (which is Jekyll), I’ve decided to give it a try and see what happens.
One of many obvious benefits of writing (besides of PR and such) is structuring one’s though process. So I’m looking forward benefiting from that (quite selfish, right? but this is the way human nature is, you won’t escape either. That’s a fact.). Hopefully, I’ll be able to benefit my readers along the way, by sharing maybe usefull thoughs, ideas, viewpoints.