Learning Testing from Horse Trainers? (thanks to Adam Goucher)

I don’t usually write blogs about other blogs but this morning I read one in Adam Goucher’s blog that really made it for me, and it was actually based on another article he read on a how to become a professional horse trainer… talk about recycling information 🙂

In any case it reminded me that in order to be a professional, regardless in what area you want to be, there will be a lot of hard work and little shortcuts to be taken along the way.

Just to summarize the points, in order to become a professional you will need:
– Talent
– Sacrifice / Selflessness
– Blood, Sweat & Tears
– Determination
– People Skills
– Bravery or Courage
– Character & Intelligence
– Develop a Plan


So, thanks to Jessica To Tate for putting together this list, and to Adam for reminding us that Horses are not so different from Software, both requiring some taming once in a while.

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3 Responses to Learning Testing from Horse Trainers? (thanks to Adam Goucher)

  1. Yvette Francino December 7, 2009 at 10:28 pm #

    Thanks for this post. You seemed a little apologetic about promoting content from someone else’s blog, but I think that’s a good thing! I blogged this post and the “recycling” of others’ posts myself today at: http://wp.me/pzJz5-7U. Keep up the good work!

  2. Joel Montvelisky December 8, 2009 at 1:27 pm #

    Thanks Yvette!
    As you wrote in your post, retweeting is something globally accepted today, but reblogging is somewhat less common, maybe it’s time we help to proliferate the good words of some of our fellow bloggers.


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