Always walk through life as if you have something new to learn and you will.
A mercenary, sometimes known as a soldier of fortune, is an individual, who takes part in military conflict for personal profit, is otherwise an outsider to the conflict. Mercenaries fight for money or other forms of payment rather than for political interests.
Our mission is to make the lives of our partners and customers better. We aren't outsiders, we thrive in the trenches.
Our output is somebody else's input. We give our best to make it easy for your end-user to consume your output. Write detailed specs, work on good documentation, always exceed customer & peer expectations, etc.
In order to accelerate the pace of decision-making, conduct effective meetings, and stay productive, digressions are highly discouraged.
We allow ourselves to digress, but only in open brainstorming and strategy sessions. As in some cases, the long side trips we make offer important insights that lead to individual and collective leaps of understanding. Some background is given below...
Ring composition. The storyteller begins his tale “only to pause and loop back to some earlier moment that helps explain an aspect of the story he’s telling – a bit of personal or family history, say – and afterward might even loop back to some earlier moment or incident . . . gradually winding his way back to the present moment.”
This is the same way we engage in everyday conversation, especially when we are inspired to think creatively and expansively about a topic. Digressions don’t take us away from the conversation at hand so much as they embellish our ideas. We take conversational twists and turns that enrich our understanding and our interactions with each other.
We benefit from the open-source every single day and we want to give back, the little that we can, by sharing our knowledge.