Do you remember where you were on that fateful Saturday night, March 5th, 2011, at 10PM Eastern, 7pm Pacific? I remember – I just brought in a take out order of dry wings, calamari rings and was getting ice-cold beer from the fridge. The house was quiet, and my wife and I got comfortable in front of … the computer monitor and tuned in to … Charlie Sheen’s streamcast. We knew history was in the making.
It started with a quick twitter exchange with @juntajoe. He suggested that employees should evolve in their positions to a higher level, before such a promotion is given by their supervisors. Essentially, step up to a bigger role in the company and then it will be granted. In theory it’s sound and I agree that individuals should always self-improve. But there’s a serious logical consequence in that theory. Continue reading