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Two important Lessons I keep learning over and over - Wallace B. McClure

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Two important Lessons I keep learning over and over

I keep learning and re-learning two important lessons.

  1. Technology people have no concept of negotiations.  I believe in discussion and negotiations.  Technology people tend to come with this "take it or leave it" mentality.
  2. Asking questions intimidates people.  This is the one that I just don't get.  It seems that the more questions I ask, the madder people get at me.

Wally

Posted: Nov 22 2004, 10:19 PM by Wallym | with 2 comment(s)
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Drazen Dotlic said:

You are obviously hanging out with "wrong" technology people :)
Besides, many people that fear their stance is not correct and are not sure of themselves will get intimidated by questions because they are affraid of what oversights might be uncovered along the way...
# November 23, 2004 8:02 AM

Dave Burke said:

I think you're right on with both lessons, Wallym. Techno folk are black-n-white thinkers who believe their way is right, by golly! The two characteristics feed off each other. Not that there's anything right with that....

# November 28, 2004 7:11 PM