What You Want to Do…

Quote from Hamming’s talk transcript:

When your vision of what you want to do is what you can do single-handedly, then you should pursue it. The day your vision, what you think needs to be done, is bigger than what you can do single-handedly, then you have to move toward management.

I think there is another intermediate step. Work with a team of peers. Not sure how this works in research (which is the context in which Hamming said this) but it certainly works when you are building things.

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