Thoughtworks Alumni

Joshu asked Nansen: "What is the path?"

Nansen said: "Everyday life is the path."

Joshu asked: "Can it be studied?"

Nansen said: "If you try to study, you will be far away from it."

Joshu asked: "If I do not study, how can I know it is the path?"

Nansen said: "The path does not belong to the perception world, neither does it belong to the nonperception world. Cognition is a delusion and noncognition is senseless. If you want to reach the true path beyond doubt, place yourself in the same freedom as sky. You name it neither good nor not-good."

At these words Joshu was enlightened.

Who knew that Fridtjof Nansen was a Zen master along with an Antarctic explorer?
Ex ThoughtWorks employees (amongst many, past present and future):

Does anyone work there for more than a year? Yes, almost everyone

2004-5 was a watershed year for senior hands-on people leaving. London lost most of its senior technical people during that time frame.

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