It may sound harsh, but getting a Motorola job is no longer considered a top choice by engineering students. I don't even think they figure in the top twenty employers.
Many people at Motorola are excellent I'm sure. But for whatever reason, they don't have better options. There are many excellent unemployed people too. Employers don't have perfect information about these excellent workers ... that's the problem.
However, for whatever the reason ... the people at Motorola (not all of them, just most of them) are stuck there because they don't have an offer from a better company.
Very astute observation that echoes the core message in Michael E. Gerber's brilliant The E-Myth Revisited . I would add that if you're about to grow your business, you will have to find passion and inspiration in other areas in your professional life as you won't be doing the technical work you used to. Luckily, running a business means having the opportunity to explore many areas of expertise that are super interesting and rewarding, like human psychology, operations management, logistics, human resources, etc.
WordPress' API and its limitations are so annoying that I just can't imagine developing for this platform unless you desperately need money. Ideally they develop some new product that is more competitive than the current combination of WP & WC.
It's a technical debt trap. You dive in with a one-click install and follow up with a bunch of plugins that seem to fit the bill. Then you spend 2-3x more time creating a custom theme for someone than you would in a sensibly-architected CMS, and only then do you begin to realize that maintenance costs down the road are going to be absolutely crazy. Especially when plugins X and Y start requiring a different theming architecture in production builds, and an immediate update to the latest version is now critical due to a security flaw. Then the plugin you were relying on for sub-task Z is sold to a third party, and while they keep promising to address security and usability issues, somehow you start to receive spam for telecommunications equipment through their support channels.
This actually happened to me. Low-hanging fruit is often a mirage when it comes to the CMS world.
WP is certainly not clean, but it's completely possible to make great sites with it, and it runs a huge number of great sites out there. It sounds like you messed up on a job and are trying to blame someone besides yourself.
One of the nice things about major releases of Wordpress is that it will auto patch minor releases. I believe this is a reasonable approach for most open source CMS even if it might break some functionality. You can also fairly easily add auto update for plugins and themes by modifying wp-config.php .
I suggest that themes/plugins with 100% compatibility ratings should be auto patched too. Auto patching themes can be problematic because updates override changes you've made to the theme files. So my other suggestion would be to automatically create a child theme for every installed theme so that devs can easily update the parent theme and keep changes made to it.
Munger and Buffet both have a remarkable set of experiences. My understanding of reading about both of them (and the book) is that they have a deep understanding of human nature, which is really remarkable. If you read stuff from them through their share holder letters and such, you'll find that they've been saying the same things for literally decades. Which means that they've figured out the core of human nature, figured out how to keep themselves sane and figured out how to lead a good life relatively early on. Besides Munger is very witty, and you crack up quite a bit reading the book.
i've probably watched every youtube interview, speech of both of them, and read most of the important articles and books (superinvestors graham doddsville, snowball, shareholders letters, on and on). this is a great summary of what i've gleaned from their wisdom as well. i couldn't say it any better
some of the earlier comments have already touched on the good points of the book. its a collection of essays and talks each on different topics. i liked it because Munger gives usable tools and sensible approaches to both aspects of life - personal and professional.
overall, Munger seems like a wise man who has lived a long fruitful life well beyond the vagaries of chance, so worth listening to.
I have it and it's great. At first you think it's just some arrogant old man who is full of himself rambling on, then you realize you're dealing with a genius, and you can't put it down. The thing that resonated with me is his multiple mental models approach to life. He basically feels that one just needs a basic college education and the ability to apply the most important concepts from each course in a combinatorial way, and that if you specialize too much, you're likely to make an error (to the man with a hammer, everything is a nail). Lots of other stuff on human error.
The Almanac also pointed me to "Influence" by Robert Cialdini, which is one of Munger's most highly recommended books.
That is the quickest summary I can give from my ipad