Wednesday, July 19, 2006

What motivates you?

I like to find out everything about Discoverer, Application Server, SQL and so on. Because of this, I like to have some quiet time to myself to figure things out, to do my what-if analysis, and to try out all those little ideas that popped into my mind since the last time I had some quiet time. This ability to have such leeway in my work really motivates me, but does it make me a geek? Probably. However, what motivates me might not be the same as what motivates you.

A very interesting article entitled Top 10 ways to motivate geeks (link) was posted today on The Retrospector blog. I think the author hits on most of the important ways, but not necessarily in the right order for me. Number 6, though, is an interesting concept because I for one do like to pick up meaningless items at conferences. I can't be the only one either because everyone I saw leaving the recent Collaborate and Kaleidoscope conferences, in Nashville and Washington respectively, had bags crammed with goodies.

So what motivates you? Feel free to take a look at the article and add a posting.

Incidentally, I uncovered another article entitled Top 10 ways to demotivate geeks (link) which also makes for interesting reading.

2 comments:

Abhinav said...

My job as a product manager motivates me - seriously! :)
The ability to spot a trend. The ability to spot it before most other people. And the vindication that comes from being right, though it may irritate some people no end ;)

My daughter motivates me - in so many different ways it never ceases to amaze me.

Money motivates me.

Recognition motivates me.

And so many other things - these are only some of them.

Abhinav

Sir Papa Patel said...

I WANT TO THANK MR. DICKSON WASAJJA WHO IS MY MANAGEMENT TEACHER IN MANCHESTER, UK. MR. DICKSON WASAJJA HAS MOTIVATED AND INSPIRED MANY STUDENTS IN THE COLLEGE TO WORK HARD AND ACHIEVE GREAT THINGS IN LIFE. MR. WASAJJA IS A MOTIVATIONAL AND INSPIRATIONAL TEACHER.

I AM PAPA IBRAHIMA A STUDENT IN MANCHESTER UK FROM ST. LOUIS, SENEGAL.

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