The Lessons of History

Category: World
Author: Will Durant, Ariel Durant
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by jonathanfoster   2019-07-28
Will Durant puts this very succinctly in "Lessons of History" [1]:

"History reports that the men who can manage men manage the men who can manage only things, and the men who can manage money manage all."

In my experience, a management role has typically come with 10-20% more compensation versus a comparable individual contributor role, but 100% more responsibility and accountability. I wouldn't worry too much about parity between the two tracks, focus on what you truly enjoy doing. Besides, the money guys can fire us all ;-)

[1] https://www.amazon.com/Lessons-History-Will-Durant/dp/143914...

by asdf333   2019-06-16
if people are interested in lessons of history

i would suggest the book “lessons of History” by will and ariel durant. two historians who—after a lifetime of studying history—wrote a book trying to synthesize any lessons from their studies.

small portions of the narration are a bit dated as it was written during the middle of the cold war, but almost all of it is valid today as you might expect.

https://www.amazon.com/Lessons-History-Will-Durant/dp/143914...