Nerd complacency will ruin our world

I have a grave concern with the state of the working world.

I have heard and read far too many stories about incompetent people wielding power in places where logical thinking should prevail.

Places like scientific institutions, high-tech corporations, engineering consultancies – the list goes on.

Aren’t these organisations the ones that will develop our future society?

The thing is that nerds – you know, we technical-minded people in these organisations – are letting this happen right under our noses.

Find the term nerd too harsh? Too bad. We need this wake up call.

In my humble opinion*, it is our obligation to develop ourselves into strong individual contributors and leadership contenders.

Otherwise, we cannot complain about the lesser skilled person successfully schmoozing their way ahead of us.

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