To climb doesn’t mean to fall…


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We get to see 1/2 the family this weekend which is very exciting.

There is a great quote from “The great one Wayne Gretzky” that covers a lot of business and technical situations very well. He said “Skate to where the puck is going to be.” I watch technologists as they try to do that – seeking to find the path to India and the great reward of being the first to get to the spices and return them.

The landscape changes but we only have blue so unless we are painting by the seashore every product we see is going to be blue.

I gave a talk at a high school a couple of years ago. I said “There is a ladder we all climb” it was a metaphor for moving along your career and life path. I also mentioned that “everyone falls off the ladder.” Sometimes we fall really hard and have to start all over at the bottom. Sometimes we are lucky enough to fall onto another ladder that goes higher, faster than the ladder we were on.

The one thing that matters most though is that you tell those you are with that you care about them, love them in some cases. That the fact that they are climbing with you makes the climb easier and the destination that much better.

You can’t fall if you don’t climb.

Not by the way that climbing is the constant advance of your career. Or the addition of certifications and degrees to your resume. Its about the people you meet along the way.

You can’t love if you don’t love.

Smile

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Scott Andersen

IASA Fellow

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