Something I wish I’d written

Every now and again you read something you really wish you’d written – admittedly not always in Harvard Business Review which is a publication I’ve often derided  however the post below is one of those rare examples

So good, I felt the need to repost here

Its particularly relevant to those of us who are a certain age and have ventured into the wacky start-up / scale-out world.

Having spent the last 2.5yrs working with people sometimes young enough to be my kids, I recognise the one-line trade agreement: “I’ll offer you some emotional intelligence (& experience) for your digital intelligence.

Also…. “Wisdom is about pattern recognition. And the older you are, the more patterns you’ve seen.”

From Chip Conley @HBR – I Joined Airbnb at 52, and Here’s What I Learned About Age, Wisdom, and the Tech Industry is a great read