The 12 Laws of IT Security Power. By Stephen Northcutt. Whether you want to be the next CEO or don't want to be a manager at all, every employee wants to be treasured and doesn’t want to be pushed around. Skill. They can’t easily fire you if you are the best.
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By Stephen Northcutt
Whether you want to be the next CEO or don't want to be a manager at all, every employee wants to be treasured and doesn’t want to be pushed around
They can’t easily fire you if you are the best
Never speak to management in hex
And so, my fellow Americans: ask not what your country can do for you--ask what you can do for your country.
My fellow citizens of the world: ask not what America will do for you, but what together we can do for the freedom of man.
I am Linda’s ski guide and tell her where to ski and when to turn; Linda is blind. For over a year, I had never let Linda hit anything and she had always immediately done what I asked her to. One day last year, Faith, Linda’s daughter, was skiing with us, I had my first communication problem with Linda, but it was a big one.
We came over a slight crest in the hill and I saw that Faith had fallen down. I said, "Faith is down." I started telling Linda where and when to turn. Then I said, "Okay, turn right, pull up and stop." She turned right, aimed straight at Faith, but showed no sign of stopping. I yelled, "Stop! Stop!" then screamed, "Sit!" just as Linda hit Faith. Sit is the last desperate command that a guide can give to try to keep an accident from happening. Linda sat, but it was not in time to avoid hitting her daughter. Fortunately, neither one of them was hurt.
What went wrong? What can we learn from the story?
At any given time know what the best selling security books are
If you help people learn what you know, they will help you get the work done
Bet on people and bet large
Be flexible, as long as you have oxygen, power, water and propellant you have options
No sensible organization wants to mess with a rainmaker
Avoid unplanned requests
Would you rather spend
an hour with a whiner or a go-getter?
No matter how smart you are, the person next to you knows something you don’t
If you are following the first ten laws, if someone does something abusive to you, push back
When opportunity knocks, be prepared to take advantage of the moment