We're all coders

As a startup entrepreneur I often get asked if I’m coder. I used to say no. My answer used to be something like: our job as an entrepreneurs is to organise the factors of production, not be them. But I’ve recently changed my answer to yes regarding the coding question. And no, I haven’t gone out and learned PHP or Ruby or the latest groovy language.

My code is the english language. I’ve become adept at mashing up the approximate 200,000 words we have at our disposal. On the odd occasion I use the core 26 letters in the code to make up some new words that suit me. At certain times I hack together new code short cuts or ‘sound bites’ which promote and inspire a large number of actions on a simple string of a few words. The newness of the code inspires people to act in different ways.

The code I use can stimulate actions and outputs both physical and virtual. As far as I can tell it is still the greatest software code we’ve ever developed. It is totally open source and varies in its use dependent on many things including the geography in which it is used. This language code I use most often, is still the most interesting platform I’ve worked with. Even the same code, said by a different person with a different tone can have a number of different outcomes. It can even change its meaning based on who wrote it when it is exactly the same line of code. It really is worth mastering.

I sometimes use other codes, including the investing code. This one is based on a 10 point decimal number system. This code is very lucrative when you understand its depth as it pertains to equities, venture capital, property and other income streams. It’s super good to overlay the investing code on top of the English code to get profitable outcomes.

While I’m not amazing at the Mandarin code (another language platform) used in large parts of Asia and even Australia – I sometimes drop in some hacks I’ve learned which the receiving platform responds very well to.  try to find ways in which different codes can be used together and interchangebly on the same platform as I find this often gets a result others just cannot garner.

Code is all around us. In many forms, platforms, typologies and physical manifestations. If you’re human you’re a master at more forms of cade than you think. And if you’re an entrepreneur the real benefits arise when we work out how to let these codes interact as an entirely new language. A language which then becomes our own personal operating system. Which when done well can even turn into a powerful personal brand.  Yes, we’re all coders.


4 Comments We're all coders

  1. Sam Sabey

    Bah.. the English Language does not compile – hence no, you aren’t a coder – in terms of the modern vernacular where syntax and logic is the rule.

    Sam, @samotage

  2. Sam Sabey

    The thing is, language requires so much interpretation – ever played whispers?

    Code is brutal, and there is no room for interpretation, success means finding and dealing with all cases that soft language can’t. We need humans to interpret, as their compilers, ie language and knowledge is smarter than computers.

    Just a few more points. 😉

    Sam, @samotage

  3. dnitza

    English is a native code that does not need to be compiled. It’s interpreter is intelligent and can use context and culture to determine meaning instead of throwing an error and crashing.

    I’d say that yes we are all coders but we each know a different set of code(s). Computer code, that we use to speak to machines is just one example of code.

  4. Steve Sammartino

    Of course the english language compiles… Compile defined: to gather together materials or works from multiple sources to create a higher level of meaning, interpretation or operations.

    So language informs us what do …. it compiles in the brain of the receiver… and it varies. But amazing human language coders know who to create the right interpretation 🙂

    But of course, the blog entry was designed to stimulate this conversation!


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