So I when I started these comic strips, I also joined Twitter. It seemed like a good way to get the strip out there. Which is was – even if the number of followers I have won’t break the internet.

Anyway, initially I followed all the big names in the agile and lean movements. It was depressing! Everyone was flogging their wares – often by putting others down. Pissing competitions about SAFe, no estimates, Scrum, Kanban, etc. It was draining, because I don’t believe there is one truth or answer – as soon as it gets religious I drop out. So I switched to my favourite cartoonists, comic artist, comedians. Suddenly Twitter wasn’t so bad – but still I knocked out this strip to get rid of the bad taste in my mouth.

I have a low tolerance for arrogance. When I get that question in job interviews “What kind of people do have difficulty with?” the answer is “arrogant windbags”.

Few people have the right to be arrogant. Those that could be are mostly above that sort of thing. Nobody is right about everything all the time. But what’s worse is denigrating, besmirching and misrepresenting other people’s work in order to make yourself look better. Such people are easy to spot, as they can’t admit when they’re wrong – and they can’t laugh at themselves.

The good gurus out there (and there are many!) believe that their own material stands on its own merits without having to steep to diatribes about how everyone else is a lying loser.

As I said, I feel strongly about it πŸ˜‰

It was only after I published the strip, that I realised that many people might not recognise the bagpipes standing on their drones (the chanter is the one you blow into). The tweets are verbatim – I should probably have used the wee bird icon to make that clearer. If I ever iterate over the strip, maybe I’ll change it πŸ˜‰