Tuesday, June 03, 2008

Everyone wants to be rich when they grow up.

20 comments:

Frank Sands said...

Y = Coolness of the Job
X = Stability of the Job

sam said...

y = goods
x = evils

bob said...

y = will have them in the near future

x = had them in the near past

them = huge lawsuits

Adrian said...

Nice one.

afser said...

X = Generation X
Y = Generation Y

Duh

Bruce said...

HEY BOOZOO YOU DIDINT LABEL UR AXISES LOL. IT DOESNT MAKE SENSE WITHOUT THAT IMO.

Anonymous said...

I'm a gen X'er and I really enjoyed the book microserfs


anyhow I think the correlation here is that far more

Anonymous said...

er far more people want the stable mega corporate job rather than stick their necks out with a new company.

(the book microserfs was about microsoft employees who left to make their own software company)

nichole said...

8-year-old me once said to my mom, while reading the dictionary:

"I want to be a philanthropist when I grow up."

Brian said...

IMHO:

Y = Rich
X = Grown Up

Microserfs used to be where Google applicants are now, and the latter is moving toward the former every day...

Brian Beck said...

Oh, you called them serfs, that'll show them, ha ha.

At least when applying to Microsoft I'm given independence and the ability to work on interesting projects from day 1 rather than getting stuck in Adsense for years before being allowed to do anything.

mevans said...

y = job amenities
x = nutjob bosses

Michelle Montianto said...

yeah! i also want to be rich

Anonymous said...

gen x wanted to get rich by starting our own companies and going public.
Then it crashed, dreams died and everyone left.
gen y want to get rich working on someone else's ideas and getting paid in their shares.

One of the best yet.

Anonymous said...

Pretty darn good book for the programmer (Microserf).

Lubby-Dubby conclusion though.

Michael Hannemann said...

@Brian Beck:

You missed the book _Microserfs_, by Douglas Coupland, I think. Great book, IMO -- well worth reading.

Gary Sweeten said...

I saw the co-founder of Google on C-Span and he recommended that young entrepreneurs work at a very big company like MSoft before trying his/her own wings. Want to be a success? Start as a serf and see what works in the real world.

Did You Know? said...

i wanna grow up rich like bill gates

Shauna said...

I'm not sure which "Google" Brian Beck was working for -- the ability to work on any project I want is the main thing I like about it!

Sorry to hear about your experience, Brian.

stunt_penguin said...

y = ball pits
x = pit bulls

 
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