1) Take projects strategically ‎- alf
Cobol pitch; I don't buy the Cobol idea (just look around), but it's interesting: if you do plan to change focus one day, you've got to prepare, and preparation rarely happens on its own. ‎- alf
1/3 work, 1/3 training, 1/3 prospecting ‎- alf
start with an objective ‎- alf
2) Align objectives with the company's ‎- alf
...or at least appear that way ‎- alf
earning twice the salary of the other guy means you've got to work harder to be a "part of the team", hmmm... ‎- alf
let the other guy to take the credit: you're not going to have a career at this company, and you'll claim it on your CV, anyway. ‎- alf
3) Build your reputation ‎- alf
being a deep expert in something VS always trying new stuff. (Fuck being reasonable: you're not benefitting from others agreeing with you. OTOH, see #2) ‎- alf
a troubleshooter reputation makes it easier to take short expensive projects ‎- alf
specialisation in 6sigma or Scrum as a tool for getting a diverse experience ‎- alf
4) Be good (at what you're doing) ‎- alf
Maintaining relations is as important as performance, especially when budgets change ‎- alf
Contractor doesn't have the employee's excuse, "good managers need to let their people make mistakes for them to grow" — the company doesn't own you any "growth" ‎- alf