📝Criteria change

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§ Software Development #insight
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Ericsson…1993

One of the reasons outstanding children fail when moving to the professional career is the change of criteria. While you are a child you a judged on a different terms than adults.

Children are judged on technical aspects of the job: how well you can reproduce a piece of art, or how technically precise you are. Adults are judged on how well they can interpret a piece of art, how well they convey their emotions.

This idea is related to Peter principle (every employee tends to rise to his level of incompetence)

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