Building Teams One at a Time
I'm finding that demand growth is strong, but there's so much overcapacity prices still fall.From the next room, I hear a conversation: "I know hes busy now, but he needs that training if were going to do that project in the next cycle." It sounds like any meeting of IT managers discussing one of their key people, but its two of my sons playing Xicat Interactives PC game "Cultures." Im impressed to see them learning that you need to develop individuals on your way to deploying a world-beating team. Im already seeing spinoff effects as they plan their fictional characters progress: Theyre showing a lot more interest in learning basic programming, for example, instead of being discouraged that they cant immediately start writing interactive 3-D graphical games.
Theyre crafting their own technology ladder, with successive enabling stages of science and manufacturing, for the game of epic strategy that they someday want to produce themselves. I could tell you more, but then Id have to kill yousuffice it to say that a 6-by-3-foot table is no longer big enough to hold their unrolled chart.