If you want a successful career, build a nice big mental BS detector, my fellow Geek.
BS detection is necessary for your success in any career. There’s a lot out of it in the world, and seemingly more every day as advanced technology let’s us manufacture crackpot ideas and complete lies even faster than usual. If you can’t recognize it, you’re sunk as you’ll make bad decisions, sign on to a guaranteed-to-fail startup, or stick with a failing company.
You’ve probably seen it happen to your friends and family or had it happen to you. “What the hell was I thinking?” seems to be a really common career question.
Don’t worry, beeen there.