Eric Sink QuotesEric Sink is a software developer and writer. He is the author of Eric Sink on the Business of Software a collection of essays from his blog and the "Business of Software" column for the Microsoft Developer Network.
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?
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.