While being a successful Business Guy can be tremendously important for the company, and has more impact than many developers and designers acknowledge, there are times when you cannot contribute to the product as much as you'd like. In the meantime, the makers seldom have a free moment, as a product can always be improved. A new design tweak here. A refactor of code there. The Business Guy is left with an internal struggle: wanting to do all they can do for the company but knowing deep down inside that pulling out a code editor or Photoshop would often be the most helpful thing they could do — and realizing they can't do it.1!
Often one hour in code or design makes more difference than one hour in business hustling. Not always, but quite often. It's at those times when an hour in code or design is what's needed that I've wished I hadn't stopped programming so that I could fire up a code editor and hack away. It's that feeling of always wanting to contribute to the most critical part of the company at any given time that has returned me to programming.1!
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