Are Product Managers the New Software Engineers? | Hired Blog Network

Are product managers the new software developers? All signs point to a resounding yes — as it relates to the scarcity of good PMs with the experience or skills needed to scale a product. Here are some key corollaries we’re seeing between the market for product managers now and the market for software engineers historically:

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Seneca on strife

I'm contemplating tonight on this quote.  

 “I don’t agree with those who plunge headlong into the middle of the flood and who, accepting a turbulent life, struggle daily in great spirit with difficult circumstances. The wise person will endure that, but won’t choose it—choosing to be at peace, rather than at war.”

- SENECA, MORAL LETTERS , 28.7

Marcus Aurelius on Anger

 “Keep this thought handy when you feel a fit of rage coming on—it isn’t manly to be enraged. Rather, gentleness and civility are more human, and therefore manlier. A real man doesn’t give way to anger and discontent, and such a person has strength, courage, and endurance—unlike the angry and complaining. The nearer a man comes to a calm mind, the closer he is to strength.”

- MARCUS AURELIUS, MEDITATIONS , 11.18.5

Anger is not impressive or tough—it’s a mistake. It’s weakness.

(The Daily Stoic)