Thursday, December 9, 2010

WANTED: more worker bees.

"All over the world, little boys study math and science in the hopes of becoming the next Bill Gates...Yet sometimes I think this hero-entrepreneur myth is dangerous. In an economy such as the United States, where start-ups are revered, people who would make perfectly good project supervisors or salespeople establsh their own companies, starving the ecosystem of middle managers. Thousands of perfectly smart and highly useful people feel inadequate because they are not heroes. Many make the wrong career choices in search of glory...So, rather than focusing on the supposed short-age of entrepreneurs, consider for a moment the very real shortage of qualified people willing to work for them. For every Bill Gates of Steve Jobs who founds a company, a healthy economy needs tens, hundreds, and ultimately thousands of such troops."
Esther Dyson in

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