Chief Scientist

RonJeffries' title was Chief Scientist because he got to pick any title he wanted. Next time he's going for the bucks.

In some organizations, a position they give you when you're too experienced to let you do real work and they sure as hell don't want you in management.

In other organizations, a position where you get technical oversight over all of the real work and look out for the future.

In all organizations, a position with very little real power other than its "bully pulpit", little pay (as opposed to real corporate officers), and end-of-the-line connotations.

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