Because I want everyone that stumbles upon my blog to read this address. Here is an excerpt from the middle:
Another thing, perverse incentives. You do not want to be in a perverse incentive system that’s causing you to behave more and more foolishly or worse and worse - incentives are too powerful a control over human cognition or human behavior. If you’re in one, I don’t have a solution for you. You’ll have to figure it out for yourself, but it’s a significant problem.I would love to add my comments, my learnings and ideas on what is the right way to live but I know for sure Charlie would advise against it (as he says in the speech 'keep the light under the bushel').
Perverse associations, also to be avoided. You particularly want to avoid working under somebody you really don’t admire and don’t want to be like. We’re all subject to control to some extent by authority figures, particularly authority figures that are rewarding us. Getting to work under people we admire requires some talent. The way I solved that is I figured out the people I did admire and I maneuvered cleverly without criticizing anybody so I was working entirely under people I admired. You’re outcome in life will be way more satisfactory and way better if you work under people you really admire. The alternative is not a good idea.
Read full speech here.
(Update: For the interested reader, read this post by Sharad on Work Life Balance; Another update/correction: I menitioned Sharad is an Irregulars member- that was an error).