Can you build software like House ?

What is more important to you – having the brightest dude in the world in your team, doing his magic with God-like authority or real “together-will-conquer-the-world” Team work? Tricky question…


For those of you who don’t know the TV series “House”, this is your wake up call! Go see it. Now. Seriously.
Well, if you don’t have the time or you’re just too damn eager to read my post, we’ll, “you’re an idiot!”, but that’s your right so I’ll give you a short summary: Dr. House, played by the genius actor Hugh Laurie, is the go-to-guy for all the rare cases where the rest of the doctors go bananas. With his extremely cynical point of view and shameless wittiness, combined with a very bright, analytic and (yet) creative thinking, he manage to solve all (we’ll, almost) of these cases and still being a complete jerk to his “teammates” during the show. Just a few pearls from Wikiquote so you’ll get the drift:

         Dr. Cuddy: You don’t prescribe medicine based on guesses. At least we don’t since Tuskeegee and Mengele. 
         Dr. House: You’re comparing me to a Nazi? [admiringly] Nice …

Lucille: I’m not pregnant.
Dr. House: Sorry, you don’t get to make that call unless you have a stethoscope. Union rules.

If you ask me, I would pick House any day. Now, if any of you know such a man, let him know that we’re at Semingo are hiring; Till then, I guess that I would stick to a strong Team and real commitment instead of software-Nazi.

I’m lying. I don’t think that following someone blindly is for me. I don’t believe in this kind of leadership. I grew up at the court, playing Basketball since I was ~9, there is nothing I love more than genuine Team spirit. Facing the fact that “white man can’t jump” quite early in my life, I realized that Michael Jordan can be rest assured, I’m not going to steal his glory. Knowing that and still being the competitive guy that I am, there is no other choice but to build a strong Team and having fun together. It worked for me so far.

Shame though, It would have been funny working with someone like House; If only life were a TV show…


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