If you have AMAZING artwork to show, and I call your last employer and they tell me what a pain in the ass you are to work with, you’re done. Talent and skill only get you so far. I am literally amazed at how often I meet guys that are total assholes and think they are going to get anywhere.
I love it when people share learnings that are truly actionable and applicable right now. This is an awesome post that can be applied to so many disciplines, and real wisdom you don't need to wait twenty years to uncover! Read on...
Being a big fan of learning from mistakes (both my own and others), I found this short piece a good read. Simple learnings from the Agile implementations of others.
In particular, this quote from Keith Fuller about choosing the right tools is a gem: "If you decide ahead of time that you’re going to use a hammer at all costs, you’ll reach new heights of inefficiency when you encounter your first screw."
Read the Gamasutra post here