Tag: programmer


“Startup founder” is not a career promotion for programmers

It’s a completely different career ladder. In his book, “The E-Myth”, Michael Gerber identified 3 personas: the Technician, the Manager, and the Entrepreneur. Face it, you’re a Technician. And Michael identified a singularly fatal assumption: If you understand the technical work of a business, you understand a business that does that technical work. And that […]


First odd prime birthday

Actually I forgot the actual date. I thought it was today, but it turned out to be yesterday. Oops. Sorry, blog. So yesterday, 12 June 2010, Polymath Programmer turned 3 years old. *trumpets flare, streamers float and white doves fly into the air* Originally, I wanted to keep it quiet. No fuss, no muss. Just […]


Are corporate programmers also polymath programmers?

I’ve been writing for more than 2 years now, and I realised that I never told you much about my professional job. Let’s start with a brief summary of how I started… Beginning of professional career I started working a few months after I graduated in 2002. I had a science degree in applied mathematics […]


You are now a Polymer

Ever since I started writing, I’ve been just a little concerned over the name of the blog: Polymath Programmer. I want to write on topics that I’m familiar with, that I’m fairly good at, that is interesting. Programming formed the main focus, and slowly mathematics as well. I want to bring in other disciplines as […]


5 reasons why you need polymath programmers on your team

A polymath is someone who is knowledgeable in a wide variety of subjects or fields. And polymath programmers are people whose interests and knowledge cover programming and related subjects. In this age of information overload, let me tell you the 5 reasons why you absolutely must have at least one polymath programmer on your software […]