About training entrepreneurs, but equally applicable to IT guys. And the example below immediately reminded me about graduate training in the enterprise.
It occurred to me recently that we’ve completely lost our way with how we train entrepreneurs. We should be training them like Jedi Knights, starting them young, teaching them discipline, patience, and that “the Force” of entrepreneurship is a belief system and a way of life.
Instead, we train them like Sith Lords. We teach them the quick and easy route with a three month crash course, and then we send them out to take over the galaxy by whatever evil means necessary. The result of this is we’ve let loose a bunch of little Darth Vaders, who’ve learned just enough to be dangerous, and who all believe they’re entitled to commanding the Death Star.