Wednesday, March 28, 2012

What Did You Learn?

Asks a peer at LinkedIn: "If you mentored a security professional in the last 12 months what did “YOU” learn?"

Among other things, I learned that:

Despite being a blogger and the possessor of an iPhone I'm a technological dinosaur.

Young people are smart in ways that are different from me and my fellow Boomers.

Young professionals are never unplugged, and they don't worry about it as much as I do.

That diversity is a opportunity to be leveraged, not a problem to be solved.

And I learned that, while I will inevitably lose the race to my younger and smarters, the only way I can hope even to remain connected with them is to continue to grow myself.