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Three myths I’d like to bust..

One of my resolutions this year was to make a list of all the typical workplace myths from various sources and then try to bust them. Now that we’re at the half-way point in the year, I figured it was fitting to do a review of how I did.  In this series of posts, I wanted to share with you the top three (or the most annoying) myths I had collected so far. Make no mistake.. you’ll probably hear these everywhere you go, and they WILL drag you down. They are myths that become obstacles and keep us from innovating.

Here they are:

  • Myth #1: If it ain’t broke don’t fix it!
  • Myth #2: History repeats itself.
  • Myth #3: Great minds think alike.

I’d like to put out an interesting take on these fallacies and talk about why they should be dispeled so they don’t plague us into thinking we cannot do more with our lives. Think big! Think the impossible! That’s what sets a leader apart.

My list of interesting fallacies will continue to grow through the year, no doubt. But I’d like to get these three out of the way first.

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Anuradha (Anu) Subramanian has over 15 years of experience developing and managing software projects in the areas of internet search, e-commerce platforms, utility information management, product lifecycle management, production & inventory management, business intelligence, civil engineering, as well as integration between these and other applications. This exposure to various industries gives her a unique blend of skills and perspective; she is able to build cross-functional teams, negotiate various levels of hierarchy, and apply her experience to small and large businesses alike. Her Project Managment philosophy is to keep processes simple and intuitive, and to communicate effectively. Anu holds a B.Sc. from Kings College London and an M.S. from Illinois Institute of Technology in Computer Science. She spent many years as development lead on several projects before moving over to Project and Program Mangement. Anu worked as Development Manager at Oracle for 9 yrs, and then Director of Program Management at eMeter Corp. Anu is currently a Program Manager with Amazon Search helping manage new product search initiatives.
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2 Responses to “Three myths I’d like to bust..”

  1. Oh, this is going to be good!

  2. It would be interesting to see a collection of such myths so we can bust them together.

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