I make no secret of my love for Seth Godin and his amazing insight into the world. Besides being a marketing genius, he’s like Ockham’s Razor in getting to the essence of a problem. Take today’s posting, which really resonated with me, because it seems to reflect my own frustration with a common problem in IT.
If your project or organization depends on knowing things that other people don’t know (but could find out if they wanted to), your days are probably numbered. Ask a travel agent.
So all you “so called” engineers and developers who hide and hold critical information about the infrastructure as tightly as Scrooge McDuck hoards his gold, be warned. Hiding information doesn’t make you irreplaceable, it only makes you disliked and unpopular.