We should be ok with ourselves and others saying this.
“So Good They Can’t Ignore You” is written by Cal Newport. He rejects the idea of following your passion in order to find the work you love. Instead, he suggests the accumulation of career capital.
When a company has a platform or API that it wants outside developers to create cool stuff on, it will sometimes create a developer relations group. This group will help developers get what they need. What about custom dev shops that already have a host of developers? Who’s watching these developers’ backs?
I recently finished reading a great book by Daniel Pink, A Whole New Mind: Why Right-Brainers Will Rule the Future. Naturally, I wanted to determine what my coming destiny was. I guess I already knew that if I painted the closet, I would be my wife’s hero and would get to enjoy some succulent dinner in order to recupe my energy. And I believe that in the (perhaps) distant future, unless I meet an unexpected end, we can all attain great reward and glory. But, in terms of a decade from now, wondering how my career would look and what kind of skills would be appreciable to employers, I picked up this book. How right-brained am I? And how does one go about ruling?