If you are into Computers and haven’t heard of Linus Torvalds then you better do some lookup. To start with he gave us Linux and to add icing to the cake he created Git.
Recently I heard him talk in a TED interview and thought of sharing it. It’s a talk worth listening to. He is not a people’s person and likes to work in his quiet office, all by himself.
The part which sounded really interesting was his take on Visionaries and why he identified more with Edison than with Tesla.
I am not a visionary. I do not have a five-year plan, I don’t have a moon shot. I’m an engineer.
Listen him share his opinions.
These are the lines spoken by Terri Trespicio at a TED talk where she recommends to stop searching for passion and start doing stuff. Can’t agree with her more.
Our society is plagued with this philosophy and this idea sells quite well. Not to say that its wrong but you loose out opportunities in this process.
Instead its way better to focus your energy on the job at hand.
It’s a very thoughtful and inspiring talk and I will highly recommend it.
Image Courtesy – TED Talk