Re: Are You Serious ?
Age is not a valid indicator for either learning or innovation. I have worked with teenagers, 20 yr olds, 25 yr olds unwilling to learn or adapt or acquire or enhance skills. Similarly, age does not correlate to innovative capacity or thought leadership. Quite the contrary, thought leadership very often requires years or decades of hands-on experience and dedication to know the industry, the history, and the potential areas of improvement. Youth is vastly overrated and older staff frequently have to resolve problems, clean up the messes made by younger people improperly empowered.
Narrow minded people with limited creativity exist in all age groups in my opinion. Only the arrogance of youth, itself an accurate indicator of high risk of failure, causes people to say otherwise in my opinion. Citing Zuckerberg doesn't move me because I haven't seen him create anything really truly new or innovative - just adopt / elaborate / develop and market what others created. Another fascinating aspect of youthful people. They feel entitled to take work others create and claim ownership and authorship although they cannot move it forward or take any of next steps that true visionaries already have in mind but have not yet expressed and which cannot be taken if left unspoken.