C#, of course (being an MCSD).
Python, of course (being a Nokia die-hard -- Python for Symbian is so cool)
Python or C#? It depends... (being a software architect)
You make a great point about ABC but I really think you miss the point of ABC. Most of us are not startup genius people. We are average or maybe slighly above average people who need every single possible angle to become more successful. And also you must remember most people (at least myself) dont really care at all about what others think, or care about. We just really care about getting ahead...and if that means annoying 1000 people to sell 1 person a product so be it. It is a very competitive world out there no doubt about it; in the last decade we were told of a massive "skills shortage" only to have massive Tech layoffs and massive number of unemployed newly minted Tech graduates; and now we are at this weird world were Americans are competing with Chinese. Indians and Pakistanis for Tech jobs....Ill take every chance to get ahead I can. And I suspect many others feel the same way. I plan on ABC'ing until I make it.
I think that the ABC approach is being taken somewhat out of context here. I've always taken it to be a comment about the sales process building towards the close. That said, I agree 100% with your points regarding networking. The best networkers think about how they can help the other person more than own immediate goals. Everybody can use some help and nobody likes to feel used.
Thank you for the kind words, Dharmesh, and for supporting the spirit of the event. In addition to the argument that it just feels nice to be able to meet people in business without their trying to sell you something, there are a lot of pragmatic arguments for this low-pressure mode of interaction. In particular, to get honest objective feedback about your work, and to meet new partners and employees, one is much better served by a community that supports ongoing discussion about topics people are genuinely passionate about, rather than encouraging short-term interactions that must be classified into "closing" or "worthless". These are dramatically different goals, best served by different kinds of communities.
What`s up with you? When you approach a hot woman you don`t ask her to suck your d.... right off the bat. You first get comfortable with each other by getting to know each other. But of course you have your objections. Cummon man, we`re about selling and the atmosphere above described is nothing else than SELLING! Different way, same goal!
You know why mister, because you drove a Hyundai to get here tonight, I drove an $80,000 BMW, THAT'S my name.
Only one thing counts in this life, get them to sign on the line that is dotted.
you missed the point, networking is all about selling us to other people. don't mislead readers, ABC rule works everywhere.
it is just a different perceptionÇ: trying to help people but the objective is still the same= sell yourself