Who are Geeks?
While skimming books in the BCS Books24x7 eBook library, I got the opportunity to see an eye-catching title:
Leading Geeks How to manage the people who deliver Technology
by Paul Glen
I quote the introductory part of the book:
Who Are Geeks?
Geeks are the knowledge workers who specialize in the creation, maintenance, or support of high technology. They have job titles like programmer, product manager, project manager, quality assurance engineer, system designer, system architect, program manager, technical writer, help desk technician, deployment specialist, trainer, network manager, Web designer, database administrator, desktop support technician, or telecommunications specialist. Some of them may carry titles like chief information officer (CIO), chief knowledge officer (CKO), chief technical officer (CTO), development director, operations manager, and, on rare occasions, chief executive officer (CEO).
In short, geeks are the highly intelligent, usually introverted, extremely valuable, independent-minded, hard-to-find, difficult-to-keep technology workers who are essential to the future of your company.
Why Geeks Matter
Despite all the hype and hurry surrounding the new economy, a few simple truths shine through the fog:
Over the past three decades, the pace of technological change has increased.
Technological innovation remains one of the most important components of an organization’s ability to compete in the marketplace.
Geeks are the people who deliver technological innovation.
Stereotypes about geeks abound. Unfashionably dressed, pimply, video-game-playing young boys rolling Dungeons and Dragons dice populate the comic pages of most major daily newspapers. Rich, self-absorbed, intelligent, ruthless entrepreneurs line the Marketplace Section of the Wall Street Journal. Kindly, wise, absent-minded professors dream brilliant yet unintelligible thoughts in their ivory towers and yet can’t remember how to tie their shoes.
Ahh, definitely, I gonna enjoy reading this book……:D But before, tell me, are you a Geek?