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You may be picking the wrong programmers

By Administrator | 15 September 2015

"Studies have shown that having self-control – rather than giving in to internal instincts – is a powerful indicator of success. The famous Stanford marshmallow experiment, which goes back to the 1960s, was an important study on the subject. Nursery school students were given the choice of immediately eating one small reward, such as a marshmallow, or waiting about 15 minutes and getting two rewards. Years later, the researchers followed up with the students and found that the children who showed self-control in the study and waited for the larger reward generally fared better in life. Here are five areas where programmers with good self control outdo their peers." Read more

Ivan Bercovich VentureBeat 12 Sep 2015


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