“Young people are just smarter”

Apparently Mark Zuckerberg once publicly said, “I want to stress the importance of being young and technical. Young people are just smarter.”

I don’t want to go off the deep end talking about ageism in tech. Particularly because others have already done that for me!

If you’ve 10 minutes to spare, please read this: http://corgibytes.com/blog/2016/12/06/getting-old-er-in-tech/

Here are a few highlights from that article:

  • The average age of workers at a few select larger tech companies: Facebook: 28. LinkedIn: 29. Google: 30
  • The average age of all U.S. workers: 42.

The article above is geared towards employees. As a self-employed person, you have both more opportunity than the typical employee, and a few unique challenges.

Providing compelling reasons for clients to hire you instead of your (possibly younger) competition is one of those challenges. Defining a clear, narrow market position for your business is step 1 in addressing that challenge.

No pitch today. Read that article instead: http://corgibytes.com/blog/2016/12/06/getting-old-er-in-tech/

Talk to you soon,
-P


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