98 STASHED IDEAS
Students are mostly just taught the fundamentals, but they lack the hands-on experience that connects to marketplace needs.
Learning to code is just the start. Only 40 % of software development is writing code. The field is far more varied and rewarding. Programming languages are also a source of contention. 'Hot' languages aren't always used in everyday development. Languages like Python is not that easy to write cleanly, and bad habits are difficult to change.
"What gets measured gets managed" is not only erroneously attributed to famous management consultant Peter Drucker, but it is also flawed.
The idea possibly came from a paper published in 1956 by V.F. Ridgway. He was pointing out that we should be more careful when using quantitative measures. The quote of journalist Simon Caulkin read: "What gets measured gets managed - even when it's pointless to measure and manage it, and even if it harms the purpose of the organisation to do so."
Saying 'yes' to something automatically means saying 'no' to other possibilities. This is known as Opportunity Cost. It translates into the potential benefits that we miss by choosing one option over another.
Subconsciously we are aware that we can't do everything we want at the same time. However, when we are more aware of this concept, we can make better decisions.
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