Wired UK looks at his resume (Was Da Vinci the right man for the job?) and (being Wired) come to exactly the wrong conclusions.
Locke2005 parodies this at ./ agrees, noting
"I doubt he'd get an interview in today's recruitment market. His CV is all I, I, I - no mention whatsoever of any teamwork, people management skills or teamwork. I can't believe he built all these wonderful things entirely on his own.
"And what about commercial awareness? No mention of any budgetary control, meeting financial targets or a good return on capital. Few companies can afford 'blue sky' stuff at any cost these days.
Look at his track record: Never stays at one job too long. Doesn't have a clear career path, keeps jumping around from painting to architecture to mechanical design, seemingly on a whim. Does not play well with others; intentionally obfuscates his notes so that nobody but him can read them. The list goes on and on... this man is obviously not a team player, and would be a poor fit for our development team. -- HR
Wired missed why da Vinci was a genius-- and why he did get the job. Marc's original article even states the simple truth, applicable to resumes of any era:
And, of course, da Vinci got the job. So there you have it, resume lessons from a genius.
You'll notice he doesn't recite past achievements. [...] because those are [...] not about the Duke's needs.Instead, he sells his prospective employer on what he can do for him.
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