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Old 02-01-2019, 12:50 PM
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Yeah, that's totally Campbell, never challenging herself technically
well, i just think that if someone is calling anything "easy" then it means they aren't being challenged enough. is there truly no "coding/numerical" challenge that can stump her?
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I'm always learning new stuff (and trying new stuff) in a technical sense. I do it for fun, because it's relatively easy to think about and implement. It's not for my "real" job, but I do keep it in mind, just in case I can use it later. Sometimes I can, but usually not.

Dealing with people, whether within your own organization or outside, is extremely difficult. One of my big projects (going on 12+ years now) is to get people to be less crazy re: how they deal with spreadsheets. Should be simple, right?

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There are other problems I run into, in just trying to convince people to make simple changes. Or at least, they look like simple changes to me.

When you only have to deal with your own work, it's relatively simple. I've done some interesting stuff where I didn't depend on other people to finish the job, and I learned some new technical stuff. Early on, I had a great boss who kept other people from bugging me - it was awesome. His job was to go to meetings, get specs for me, etc.

But having to deal with people is how you actually get big stuff done, and it's difficult. I appreciate what that first boss did for me - the technical stuff was enough for me to tackle at that point. But where I'm at now, I need to aim at getting larger things done.


And that involves dealing with people.
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well, i just think that if someone is calling anything "easy" then it means they aren't being challenged enough. is there truly no "coding/numerical" challenge that can stump her?
Yes, but not needed for my job. I do it as a hobby (I'm still doing Euler challenges, for instance.)
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Don't you have enough money to afford the gattaca surgery?
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And that will make it easier to deal with people?
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Don't you have enough money to afford the gattaca surgery?
The surgery to make yourself taller ?
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i think he was joking, something about tall people being naturally better leaders or something ,maybe, i dunno
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In any non-consulting setting, its very difficult to keep learning new things as there aren't many opportunities for new exposure.
What a crock. Rotation programs? Functional roles?

IME consulting was incredibly repetitive. Do the pricing, do the IBNR, don't do it well or with any rigor, repeat. zzz
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The surgery to make yourself taller ?
To grow, yes

Or maybe some xtra hgh
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IME consulting was incredibly repetitive. Do the pricing, do the IBNR, don't do it well or with any rigor, repeat. zzz
You picked the wrong consultancy then.
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