My Best Teaching Is One-on-One

一対一が僕のベスト

Of course, I team teach and do special lessons, etc.

当然、先生方と共同レッスンも、特別レッスンの指導もします。

But my best work in the classroom is after the lesson is over --
going one-on-one,
helping individual students with their assignments.

しかし、僕の一番意味あると思っている仕事は、講義が終わってから、
一対一と
個人的にその課題の勉強を応援することです。

It's kind of like with computer programs, walking the client through hands-on.
The job isn't really done until the customer is using the program.

まあ、コンピュータプログラムにすると、得意先の方に出来上がった製品を体験させるようなことと思います。
役に立たない製品はまだ製品になっていないと同様です。

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Tech Companies too Big to Fail

Another epiphany while I was exercising this morning --

If a company claims it's too big to fail, what they are really claiming is that they are too big to risk being allowed to fail.

In other words, too big to have to put up with the normal viscicitudes of the market.

If they are so big, why do they need our help? (If big is such a good thing ...)

No, I'm not thinking about the banks and the American auto makers today. Lots of other industries are feeling the pains of too much of the wrong kind of big.

What is the wrong kind of big?

It's when you use your influence to your own advantage.

For example, it's when use money and connections to force changes in the law to protect yourself from all the little people who won't do what you want.

And it's when you use your ill-gotten patents to pervert the courts and make them them your battlefield in your wars of attrition.

Let's be straight. If you are looking at the market place as your battlefield and not thinking there's something wrong here, can you be sure you aren't already too big in your own mind?

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