Have you met an older person who’s a total dick – no manners, inconsiderate, rude?
That person has more years of experience in being an adult but that doesn’t mean anything.
This is why I’m not afraid of being young (both in terms of age and startup experience) and I’ve stopped respecting people more just because they have done something for a longer period of time. And sometimes, I snigger when people go “you should listen to me because I’ve done it for X years….”
No. I’ll listen to you if you have skills.
Number of years doesn’t mean shit. Skills and results will show themselves, there’s no need for any verbalization.
Elisha Tan is the Founder of TechLadies. TechLadies is a community for women in Asia to connect, learn, and advance as programmers in the tech industry. Elisha is also the Developer Programs Regional Lead for Asia Pacific at Facebook.