I've invited my summer interns to write-up their thoughts/opinions/lessons learned from the summer experiment in reverse mentoring. Below is the first post from Curtis …
Things I learned from Phil . . . .
- It doesn’t matter what you’re doing, always produce. Complete the assignments that you are given even it requires working after hours and weekends. That is the price of success.
- Never be too proud to ask for help.
- Remember it doesn’t matter what you do at work or what your title is – you are yourself at home.
- Some of the most historic deals in technology don’t happen in offices but at hole in the wall restaurants.
- Wienerschnitzel is open till midnight!
- It doesn't matter who you are or who your boss is – whatever mom says is law!
- Have fun tonight, but remember if you do something stupid, I will bail you out of jail. Then we will have a talk and you don’t want to have the talk.
- One of the most productive ways to get one intern to finish a project is to have him share a room with an intern who snores… Really loud.
- You can never have too many cables – who knows when old tech will come back in style.
- Just because you get a video games doesn’t mean you will have any time to play it.
- Do your best.
Don't let ego get in the way of benefiting from reverse mentoring.