“People do not decide to become extraordinary. They decide to accomplish extraordinary things.”
As most people know, Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay were the first two people to climb Mount Everest, back in 1953. What I hadn’t realised until recently was that there was a team of around 400 people that contributed to placing these two men on the top of the world.
One of the reasons why I’m so passionate about OSS is the ability to accomplish extraordinary things with teams of colleagues, each with their specific contributions to make to the cause.
I’ve been lucky enough to get the chance to work in almost all of the roles required to build the extraordinary OSS that have gone on to support networks that service millions of people. The roles and associated skills/learnings are wide and varied so I’ve been lucky to have had remarkable team-mates to learn from along the way. Big thanks to you all!
Who have been your sherpas in the world of OSS?