Leaving the rat race - Part 2

The lack of real innovation

Uwe Friedrichsen

11 minute read

Grounded boats in a small harbor at low tide

In the previous post we discussed the omnipresent FOMO and the resulting feeling of continuously running a Red Queen’s race for many of the affected people. I also discussed that based on my observations this impression of such a continuous high “innovation” speed is mainly driven by an IT hype industry which benefits from people who are in a constant state of FOMO.

Leaving the rat race - Part 1

FOMO and the hype industry

Uwe Friedrichsen

12 minute read

Abandoned boat in a pond

Recently I got a comment in a brief Twitter discussion that really made me think. I emphasized I think, developers also need to have at least some understanding of the business problems they solve 1. Besides quite some agreement, I also got the following comment (analogously, not literally): “Developers are so busy keeping their IT skills sharp. They do not have time to bother with anything else.”