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Not Sure He’s Got What It Takes

August 8, 2014

Rodney, I’m thinking about pursuing a career in IT.

How many times have you seen Monty Python and the Holy Grail?

Is that a movie?

Are you more of a Star Trek or a Star Wars fan?


You’ll never make it.

Juan didn’t think much of my list. Maybe it’s a generational thing. When I was starting out supporting WordPerfect Office (Back Where It All Began) it was not uncommon to hear someone respond to a reported problem with,

It’s just a flesh wound. Come back here I’ll bite your kneecaps off.

It’s these type of common experiences that help transform a group of individuals into a team. Maybe for your team, or your industry, it’s not space opera and silly British comedies. But, finding a common ground is critical to your success.

And for IT, if someone is older than about 35 they probably know the air speed velocity of a sparrow.

Rodney M Bliss is an author, columnist and IT Consultant. He lives in Pleasant Grove, UT with his lovely wife and thirteen children and one grandchild.

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  1. Ryan Gibbons permalink

    Laden or unladen?

  2. Michael permalink

    African or European?

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