Eric Sink quotes

  • When I evaluate a candidate, one of the most important criteria is what I call “the first derivative.” Is this person learning? Is this candidate moving forward, or have they stagnated.
    -- Eric Sink

    #Moving #Important #Firsts

  • I believe strongly that a group's potential is eventually limited by the strength of its leadership. I'm an outsider, but it still looks to me like the leadership in the Java w orld is Fouled Up Beyond ALL Recognition. Java ISVs don't know whether to listen to Mom or Dad. Everybody knows IBM should just buy Sun and clean up the mess. When are they going to do it?
    -- Eric Sink

    #Mom #Dad #Believe

  • If Sun were to hand the management of Java over to a committee of monkeys, would it be more successful?
    -- Eric Sink

    #Successful #Hands #Java

  • When I ask candidates to tell me about their weaknesses, I am hoping for a wise, honest, and self-confident answer. When I hear a candidate rationally admit a weakness, I am impressed. When I hear a candidate duck the question with language straight out of a book, I start thinking about the next candidate.
    -- Eric Sink

    #Wise #Book #Thinking

  • Branching is easy. Merging is hard.
    -- Eric Sink

    #Easy #Hard #Merging

  • Prayer is the mighty engine that is to move the missionary work.

  • I was very good at sitting. But I just read so much research about how horrible sitting is for you. It's like, it's really bad. It's like Paula-Deen-glazed-bacon-doughnut bad. So I now move around as much as possible.

  • Negative space is important. When I teach students to read critically I advise them to look for what the author isn't saying just as carefully as for what he or she is.

  • Good isn't my thing but Sawyer's important to me. Please remember I've got my limits and you studying my mouth like you want a taste is pushing me dangerously close to the edge of those limits.

  • One of the first signs of a Spirit-filled life is enthusiasm!

  • Lenin was the first to discover that capitalism 'inevitably' caused war; and he discovered this only when the First World War was already being fought. Of course he was right. Since every great state was capitalist in 1914.

  • Lawyers are the first refuge of the incompetent.

  • Sometimes to heal, you must first get hurt.

  • The man who pauses on the paths of treason, Halts on a quicksand, the first step engulfs him.

  • Beginning with the first bite, and for every bite after, that try to chew ten times.