So long and thanks for all the fish

// September 26th, 2012 // Work

It’s not everyday you get a chance to work with someone who pushes you to be better _and_ think better.

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I think it was Pythagoras or maybe Socrates who gave us the easy to remember yet so much harder to do, call to action: “Know thyself.”

It’s not easy.

I think that an integral part of professional and personal growth is understanding your weaknesses.  Not in a superficial, I don’t like green beans and I’m ok with that, sort of way but in a deeper sense that gets to the core of what motivates you, what drives you, what infuriates you; what you’re good at and what your bad at.

I’ve had the chance to work with someone who’s very different, and yet in many ways very similar to myself, on a project that has at times been incredibly challenging.  That colleague of mine reloacted temporarily to the US to work in conjunction with the teams here and the time has come for him to head back home.  Besides gaining a friend, the experience of working with him has made me realize that I can’t do everything myself and more importantly the value of things like teamwork and communication. Good stuff indeed.

Thanks Wazza.

 

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    Joshua Johnson

    Joshua Johnson is a Southern California based IT professional specializing in IT Infrastructure, InfoSec, and fighting entropy.

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