In “La Vida Robot,” Davis describes the different skills each student in the team has, making the team successful. Davis starts by describing Lorenz as he states, “Lorenz had grown up rebuilding car engines with his brother and cousin. Now he was ready to build something on his own. ” Lorenz expertise in mechanics is important because it makes him a valuable member of the team. In addition, Davis describes Christian as the brains of the team. Christian’s intelligence is shown in the first meeting of the team when he states, “We should use glass flotation foam . Christian suggests a plan for alluding the robot giving him a role as the engineer of the group. Davis also describes Oscar as the “born leader of the group. Oscar is able to motivate others and his leadership helps the team as he gets the money to buy the materials for the robot. Furthermore, Davis mentions Luis Rand who is responsible for picking up the materials of the robot. A conversation with Christian and Lorenz resulted in “Luis going to a hardware store to buy a PVC pipe. ” This shows Luis had the role of the errand boy and their team succeeded with everyone working together to defeat the MIT champions in a biotic competition.
Similar to Davis, Occasions emphasizes on the different personalities and expertise that lead a team to success. Steve Jobs and Steve Woozier impacted technology with their expertise, which came from the lessons they each learned from their fathers. In the excerpt it states, “Paul Jobs was a high school dropout who, when fixing up cars, knew how to turn a tidy profit by striking the right deal on parts. ” Jobs had an expertise in business for the team’s success because he learned communication skills from his father.
In entrant, Woozier states, “l remember him telling me that engineering was the highest level Of importance you could reach in the world. ” Woozier was inspired to be an engineer by his father and engineering became his expertise. Moreover, their different personalities made them a powerful team. Jobs personality is described as “a bravado that helped him get things done… He could be charismatic but also cold and brutal. ” This shows that Jobs manipulated others to get things in control. However, while Jobs had a motivating personality, Woozier was creative and quiet.
The text states, “Woozier was shy and socially awkward he is very bright in some areas but when it comes to dealing with people he don’t know. ” This portrays Woozier was more reserved and very intelligent. Both Jobs and Wooziness expertise develop from their personalities and since they are different, they work well together. The author’s of both texts show how an effective technology team consists of everyone having a different role to play in order to make the dream happen. Different teams balance individual talents to become powerful, successful and influential.