Why are so many people so full of shit, and manage to make a (good) living of it??

Clicktale Mindriot
Jun 14, 2018 20 Comments

Can you hear all this noise? It's everywhere: on linkedin, in the office, all types of "expert sites", conferences... Self-proclaimed "gurus", "industry experts", "thought leaders" preaching about stuff without actually saying anything, or stating the obvious, and without ever having done anything meaningful hands-on in their lives. Pumped up LinkedIn profiles full of buzzwords. People thriving on buzzwords and seasonal trends that never sit their ass down to actually solve an actual problem or come up with an idea. How come those people have so much success?!

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TOP 20 Comments
  • Oracle Jny
    You sound like one of them
    Jun 14, 2018 1
    • Clicktale Mindriot
      OP
      Wow, you saw right through me!! I'm impressed
      Jun 14, 2018
  • NAVEX Global HollaBackG
    Confidence is confused with competence. See: Donald Trump.
    Jun 14, 2018 0
  • Microsoft yLgU32
    Feels like how the stock market is right now
    Jun 14, 2018 4
    • Not for much longer
      Jun 14, 2018
    • Intel noob lo
      Electric scooter companies are getting Billion dollar valuations...Care to explain your POV?
      Jun 14, 2018
    • Visa shaolin
      10 billions is the new billion. Have you seen recent ipos?
      Jun 14, 2018
    • Remember the dot com crash guys?
      Jun 14, 2018
  • Citrix Systems ujrott
    Why? Because many people know how to play “the game” and are better at it that you.
    Jun 14, 2018 1
    • Oath Y9966
      If only it was a game... Unless you mean the game is to drive the company's value into the ground.
      Too many companies start off on a good idea, even get to a working implementation and then grow to the point of hiring such hot air balloon managers and then no one realizes the problem before the it's too late to save the company from a horrific crash.
      The balloons survive and go haunt another company.
      Jun 14, 2018
  • SAP Iuy04
    Yes. Talent and hardwork are going down the sewage in the face of fake media. Considering how full of shit and empathy devoid most leaders are, things will hardly get any better.
    Jun 14, 2018 0
  • New / Ops
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    Don't worry my friend Trump will weed these elite windbags out of existence ..
    Jun 14, 2018 0
  • CareerBuilder JonDoe1
    Because they are adding value.
    Jun 14, 2018 6
    • CareerBuilder JonDoe1
      That's a fairly naive opinion
      Jun 14, 2018
    • Oath Y9966
      Obviously you'd say that. Your line of work actually profits well from exactly these type of people and their ripple effect on the job market.
      Jun 14, 2018
    • CareerBuilder JonDoe1
      Software Engineering profits from these type of people?
      Jun 15, 2018
    • Oath Y9966
      CareerBuilder, isn't that a recruiting company? "Help" connecting companies with employees and profits on match making?
      Meaning the more people move around better profits from match making...
      And the faked titles and adjectives and hot air words in CVs and LinkedIn profiles are all part of "the game" of jumping up ladders.
      Jun 15, 2018
    • CareerBuilder JonDoe1
      I haven't worked there in quite some time, but no, it's not that type of recruiting company. And even if it was, I'm not at all sure how it would benefit from any of the things you say.
      Jun 16, 2018
  • Sapient Razorfish WwjD60
    Because we're in a massive bubble. When that pops, they will get theirs.
    Jun 21, 2018 0

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