Chris Pietschmann

husband, father, hacker, entrepreneur, futurist, innovator, autodidact

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Programming is the Reading and Writing of the Future

"Everybody in this country should learn how to program a computer because it teaches you hot to think." - Steve Jobs "Learning to write programs stretches your mind, and helps you think better, creates a way of thinking about things that I think is helpful in all domains." - Bill Gates   In the future #Programming will be like #Reading and #Writing are today. — Chris Pietschmann (@crpietschmann) September 13, 2013 Every student in every school should have the opportunity to learn co... [More]

Overnight Success is Hardly Overnight

Every so often there are news headlines declaring that some person or company is an "overnight success." No personal reputation or business is ever built up overnight. It's a physical and social impossibility. Every time there is an "overnight success" reference there is a person or company that has been working for 5, 10, 15 or more years. They have had many failures over that time, learned from them, and have forged success by persevering through hardships of some kind. Success is hard work. S... [More]

Failure Is Greater Success Than Success.

Our society has a tendency to constantly focus on failure. Success is often short lived and generally only achieves "15 minutes of fame." "I've missed more than 9000 shots in my career. I've lost almost 300 games. 26 times, I've been trusted to take the game winning shot and missed. I've failed over and over and over again in my life. And that is why I succeed." - Michael Jordan Failures can easily overshadow successes. It is important to never let those failures convince you to quit, for failur... [More]

You are responsible for YOU

It is easy to point fingers and pass blame to others. Although, ultimately, at the end of the day you are the only one responsible for YOU! No matter what good or bad decisions you've made at home, at work, in life; you are the only one to blame. Take responsibility and own your actions. For once you fully take responsibility for yourself, and only then, will you achieve a greater level of freedom. Many people will attempt to control you out of fear and/or for their own agenda. They will only su... [More]