Scott Hanselman

This Developer's Life 1.1.4 - Obsession

March 04, 2011 Comment on this post [1] Posted in Podcast
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In this episode we have our first listener-submission: Rob Sullivan talks about his obsessive-ness and how it helps him, and hinders him in his job. Rory Blyth and Scott then talk openly about Rory's compulsion to keep learning - which leads him to, among other things, stop policemen in the street and ask them about take-downs.

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In this episode we talk to 2 developers who harness their obsessive tendencies to further themselves in their career.

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About Scott

Scott Hanselman is a former professor, former Chief Architect in finance, now speaker, consultant, father, diabetic, and Microsoft employee. He is a failed stand-up comic, a cornrower, and a book author.

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March 09, 2011 5:08
I just listened to it. What a great show.

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