=An exceptional segment on persuasion.It’s a skill I could probably use more often, though I have questions surrounding the acquisition, value and use of
such a skill.
There is a thought of reason that lends me to believe that the best idea should win out on the merits of the idea alone. It seems to be the case that the use of persuasion does not guarantee or truly promote
that the most valiant of solutions is used.You say it took Columbus ten years to persuade the powers at the time to sponsor his endeavors. Ten years is a long time, especially back then when the life expectancy
of an individual was shorter than it is today. I wonder if Columbus was a good persuader at all.I am clearly at a disadvantage when all to often some one with not the best idea wins out and continues to win
out on the bases of how well that person “smooses”. I have a hard time going out with the boys for beer and chips on the bases that un-adulterated truth should prevail rather than what we perceive to be the strength of natural selection. Knowing full well
the reality of the matter, politicking is the source of much movement; I still find it hard to fallow the main stream. I feel I would be taking steps back ward, in order to further my ideas or progression.I
refuse to believe (Machiavelli was not a genius) that the end justifies the means. It only means that the individual or party is not smart enough to find solutions reasonable to fit with the end.I believe Columbus
was an explorer. =
Chadk-i would disagree with your coments. i like the format of these interviews.
What i would think interesting is to hear some phylisophical ideas from people like these who are interviewed in behind the code. you know the kind of ideas, the ones that arent nesisaraly formulated, or fully thought out, the kind of thoughts that if you shared
them they might not come out complete, what it is the person thinks of when they are "cooking".
the thoughts and ideas it takes to get to making up a formal idea that is then shared. or maybe they are whole ideas, just to radical to think any one would be able tomake scence of them or take them seriously.
On a more serious note, I don't think C9 should go to eccentric and weird. However, I have noticed over the past year that C9 has very very much moved away from being the face of Microsoft, to, I hate to use the word marketing, and I won't, but more towards
I think there needs to be a good balance, but it has been a while since C9 did a totally 'off-topic' sort of video like following Bill Hill around campus.
Just my €0.02
...let the interviewed person talk about their interests, when a nerve gets hit, it doesn’t take much coaching to get some one to open up and talk about what it is they love. Be that WPF or animal tracks in the mud. Every one has a story of where it is they
come from and just about every one has a personal interest (often times its reflected in the work they do or ties in to it). I think that’s what is so great about the Bill Hill video, he talked about what he had a passion for and it showed and then he tied
it into the work he has done at MS. So my constructive crit would be to let people talk, talk about what they have a passion for. Dig into who they are. I find its the interviews that get in side peoples heads and finding out who they are are the interviews
i like the most. (and CH9 has alot of those type of interviews).
The qualities of enthusiasm, inquisitiveness coupled with listening go a long way to making a great interview.
Traits Rory does not seem to lack.
Rather than having ‘more’ intelligent questions be asked like some one said earlier, maybe it’s a matter of fewer questions and more Listening?
There's nothing wrong with males of the species discussing issues that directly impact
females of the species. We are all in this madness together and the issue of gender imbalance in the software/IT world affects all of us, directly and indirectly.
With that said, referencing the picture on the wall, isn’t the problem maybe that the current big picture is a picture of a man?
Why is it more men than women who post on this forum/the technology world- ? I don’t think it’s because there are more men than women in the world. The numbers are almost equal. Is it possible that the 'architecture' (meaning the culture, the devises and just
about every thing ells pertaining to technology) has been built by men? I don’t know how attractive a male’s world is to a female. (Well, actually my wife likes to remind me )
I am fortunate to work at a place that will quickly hire any female who shows the ability to accomplish the task. It helps make for an environment that doesn’t fall into mono gender rut. Though there are women who work where I do, they are still the manority.Any
one able to point out a technology company that’s predominantly female? I think it would be interesting to see how the companys differ.
What may be more useful is to interview an expert that has interviewed hundreds of women in technology so that we can get sweeping, broad strokes with more informative power based on statistics and hard research. Surely someone who works for Slate or maybe
even MS NBC can relate.
I think your post is great and provocative. I address the comment regarding the big picture. I think it’s good to view the sweeping broad strokes of this demographic but would be cautious not forget the intricate stencil work found in the details. I to would
love to see more of both on channel 9. Though I question weather or not just interviewing an “expert that has interviewed hundreds of women in technology” will produce the desired result you seek. Take the opening screen shot of this post for an example, the
image on the wall. When you look at the big picture it appears to be a blurry face of some one we may or may not recognize. The interesting point of the image is made when taking a closer look at its individual parts. It’s the postum notes that make this image
interesting. I appreciate this interview from the point that it digs into what makes up the bigger picture. With the given number of women in technology in contrast to the number of men, makes me wonder also just how crisp the image is when viewed from a far.
I would like to see. please see link- http://channel9.msdn.com/shows/WM_IN these help paint the picture.
If i do not fallow what your saying, please feel free to give more clarification. =)