I was reading several posts from this blog. Some are very fascinating. But this made me smile:
The aristocracy of talent was all that mattered here, and why on earth would you put up with the potential of someone less talented than you telling you what to do?
It was a thought that used to run through my mind a lot when I used to work. It works the other way too, when you switch places and start your own company. If there is nothing some one can learn from you, why should they work in your company?
I heard a variation of this from a student more recently. “Why do I have sit and suffer through a class when I am not learning much?”. Definitely a question to ponder. Keeps coming up more and more nowadays.
The blog post that triggered this one is here. James has a lot of other insights worth reading about.