I’m in a reflective mood but I’m not being all that reflective of the program itself, maybe since most of the things in this particular program aren’t all that new to me. However, this week Gina Trapani of Smarterware.org posted the following titled Automattic’s Company Creed:
I will never stop learning. I won’t just work on things that are assigned to me. I know there’s no such thing as a status quo. I will build our business sustainably through passionate and loyal customers. I will never pass up an opportunity to help out a colleague, and I’ll remember the days before I knew everything. I am more motivated by impact than money, and I know that Open Source is one of the most powerful ideas of our generation. I will communicate as much as possible, because it’s the oxygen of a distributed company. I am in a marathon, not a sprint, and no matter how far away the goal is, the only way to get there is by putting one foot in front of another every day. Given time, there is no problem that’s insurmountable.
She didn’t provide any context so I don’t know any more than just that statement but it has made me start to think about my own priorities and I feel that this has a lot to say about how we as librarians need to conduct ourselves when it comes to things like lifelong learning, and the sharing of the knowledge we already have. This is one of those times that I wish I could be that eloquent and since I’m not I’m not going to say much else and just let those words stand on their own.