Intellectually Challenging Skills

Intellectually Challenging Skills

Very often I am dazzled and full of respect for hackers, crackers, crooks (online and offline), marketers and all sorts of people that use creativity to obtain results. Yes, I know, saying that I admire some criminals is not very politically correct. ­čÖé But I admire their brain results, their intellectually challenging skills and ideas, not their values system. (image source: www.justcreativeads.com) To produce an idea that is intellectually challenging for others shows a great deal about the lateral thinking process, about using mathematics and large numbers theory, about using psychology tools. They all use non-euclidean thinking to generate results. Even if it’s use to generate negative results, the process itself helps humanity to move on. I believe that wars were always powerful engines of progress and inventions. Ways to destroy the enemy was always a great leap in inventions and intellectually challenging products. I respect innovation, even I understand its dangers… I am always tempted to start intellectually challenging projects that do not scale in time, just for the sake of it, even my pragmatic brain knows that is not a good idea for the scalability of the business itself. But it’s very difficult to say...

Hacker versus Admin

3 differences between hackers and admins: 1. An admin must think of ALL security gaps to be succesfull. A hacker must find only one. 2. An admin doing his job is not going to get too much credit. And if something’s wrong, it will be crucified. A hacker will get praised if he get any success, no matter how rare it is. 3. It’s more exotic to be qualified as hacker versus an admin. In games, everybody wants to be the thug, not the...