Re: Oscar Nominees: IT Lessons From The Movies
I've referenced this a couple of times now, but once upon a time, Curt wrote a post back in the E2 days about parallels between woodworking and IT. Now, it's a very blanket zen statement to say that 'all things are connected', but it's basically true, and that article really got me thinking and stuck with me. You might say that wisdom comes from keeping your eyes open and being receptive to these kinds of lessons in the most unlikely of places - that's also the kind of thinking that will get you from a junior position all the way to the top. At the very least, this article is a nice insight into how that mechanism works for you, Dave. Maybe there could have been some more technology-specific lessons tied to these movies, but the fact that you've focused on social and leaadership-oriented lessons is great as well.
I haven't actually seen any of the movies on this list. Maybe there's a lesson in there, too. I liked your Big Hero 6 lesson the most, because it played with public perception of technology and technology pros. You could say there's no more important part of our job. So, IT is infamous for being the curmudgeonly old man of the business, and I'm living up to that. Whether consciously or unconsciously, some amount of cynicism probably prevented me from watching any of these movies. That's dangerous. It takes me out of of important conversations and leaves me ill-equipped to make decisions on current events. IT should not only keep pace with the latest and greatest because they have to, because they want to - we should always be proactive and look for new positives under every stone. Maybe I'll go and watch some of these (but not Into The Woods).