One of my favourite pieces of apocrypha. (Ex-boss, if this is not true, blame Stu Berwick). And even if it is not true, it should be. So there. Ex-boss of mine on stage somewhere, part of a panel. Some other member of panel unwittingly says something like â€œWith this tool you could raise average programmer productivity by a zillion per centâ€. Moderator says â€œAnd what do you think, Mr Ex-Boss?â€ And he replies â€œWhen I find an average programmer I fire himâ€œ.
Read Ed Byrne on How to De-Commoditise Your Product. Read Hugh Macleod on Your Job is Not to Sell. Your Job is to De-Commoditise.
And then read The Man in the Doorway on Moving Up the Value Pyramid.
Run from being average. Get fired for what you believe in, not for being average.