The surprising truth about what motivates us

Christopher Bennage linked to an interesting YouTube video today on Twitter:

About Jeremy Miller

Jeremy is the Chief Software Architect at Dovetail Software, the coolest ISV in Austin. Jeremy began his IT career writing "Shadow IT" applications to automate his engineering documentation, then wandered into software development because it looked like more fun. Jeremy is the author of the open source StructureMap tool for Dependency Injection with .Net, StoryTeller for supercharged acceptance testing in .Net, and one of the principal developers behind FubuMVC. Jeremy's thoughts on all things software can be found at The Shade Tree Developer at
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  • Brad Mead

    Yep… My recent job experience proves it for me. Strip the last semblances of self-direction (“No, you can’t use that tool/approach”) and leave no room for mastery (“Just live within AND add to the technical debt please”) and you end up with a deeply dissatisfied participant regardless of rate.

    BTW – That RSAnimate presentation mode is fabulous! Very compelling and engaging – visual metaphor and speech. I’m going to dig up all of their presentations.

  • ackenpacken

    Great video! Thanks for posting!

  • Kyle

    No no! We know what motivates people… try googling AltDotNet god. You’re the #1 result! Yay you! 😉

  • jdn