Craftsmanship: The Meaning of Life

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This presentation created to promote ‘Craftsmanship’ as the core principle of software development methodologies.

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  • Craftsmanship: The Meaning of Life. henryjacob.com Imagine. Invent. Involve.
  • or a sense of completion, a sense of purpose and pride
  • "What I have yearned for all my life is not so much cosmic unity, but simply completion. " - Santayana, The Life of Reason
  • Sense of Completion comes from our ability to do things with purpose, quality and beauty.
  • Craftsmanship
  • Craftsmanship is what differentiate a great professional from an ordinary
  • What is craftsmanship?
  • Passion
  • Great dancers are not great because of their technique; they are great because of their passion. - Martha Graham
  • Do you have Passion to challenge the limits?
  • Love
  • Do you Love what you do?
  • I never did a day's work in my life. It was all fun. - Thomas A. Edison
  • Knowledge and Skill
  • Do you possesses the necessary knowledge and skills to perform the work?
  • Excellence
  • "Dont look for a better job, do a better job at what youre doing now." - Charlie Jones
  • Attention to detail
  • Give attention to the details and excellence will come. - Perry Paxton
  • Thirst for Learning
  • Always walk through life as if you have something new to learn and you will. -Vernon Howard
  • Embrace Change
  • "Challenges make you discover things about yourself that you never really knew. They're what make the instrument stretch-what make you go beyond the norm."
  • Source: http://www.redbubble.com/people/mugsy/art/677011-4-a-road-less-traveled
  • Create Opportunities
  • "To hell with circumstances. I create opportunities. - Bruce Lee
  • Pride & Sense of Completion
  • Regardless of whatever you do, do it with
  • Set me a task in which I can put something of my very self, and it is a task no longer; it is joy; it is art. - Bliss Carman
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  • henryjacob.com Imagine. Invent. Involve.