You've Got A Golden Ticket!
Now’s your chance!
There’s an opening
There’s a glitch in the mætrix
There’s a closing window of opportunity
You don’t need to own large plots of land
You don’t need to own massive machinery
You don’t even need others’ time & labor
How utterly insane is that?
What would your ancestors say?
The Information Age
Software is eating the world,
but it wasn’t always this way
Only in the last century did we get the opportunity to simply clock-in & clock-out of a factory job. Sure it was extremely taxing on the body & sanity, but we gained safety & security in the consistency of work. We can show up for the same hours every day. No more worrying about our family’s farm getting wiped out from the unpredictable weather. No more waiting for the seasons to pass.
All is right in the world
Yeah, the Internet tore open every industry
Cut that out
That’s a dumb question
Didn’t your 4th grade teacher
ever tell you “no dumb questions”?
You should be ashamed of yourself
…just like the doctor said
We need information workers
We need to make sense of this noisy data
Sure, software developers are all the rage right now because they wrestle information, but that doesn’t explain why they changed the game. Their superpower is complete command over information systems.
Why are systems so important?
They run the same every single time
Solving a math problem for given values is cool & all, but can you craft the algorithmic solution for every input? As soon as someone solves that problem systematically, no one needs to bother ever again. They’ve freed up everyone to focus for bigger problems.
People who improve systems
don’t add value. They multiply it
If you reduce a website’s load time even by one second, you don’t just save yourself one second: you save everyone who ever loads that website one second. If 36,000 people visit your website everyday, that one second equals 10 hours of others’ time every. single. day.
No wonder the world is speeding up
There’s still some labor to be done,
but that’s no longer the bottleneck
Bottlenecks get all the focus
because water can only flow as fast
as it does through the bottle’s neck
Your team can only run as fast
as the slowest member
Where’s my ticket, exactly?
It’s not easy,
but it’s never been so accessible
For once in history,
you have this tiny window
& no one can get in your way
- not your high school bully
- not your last employer
- not Harvard
Yes, this is really happening
You just need one chance
You just need one job offer
to join The Information Age
But not for long…
There’s a reason this ticket is golden
Not everyone can get one in time
No one knows when this train
will leave the station