I've spent my life trading, developing software, and managing financial applications and teams that have to put out fires where billions of dollars were at stake.
Where I had enormous pressures put on me to get things done NOW - I got to bend bureaucracy, create in the moment, bypass all processes and procedures.
know what? I succeeded
I'm not someone who thrives on processes and procedures - most of the time I'm bored - then, when firefighting happens, i shine! I come alive!
With billions on the line, I'm the goto guy and they let me grab people, figure out what's going on, bypass processes and procedures, and just do the work!
The sad thing is that this mostly only happens in prod support situations. Companies would grow and become great if they could allow creative outbursts all the time.
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