Applying Socratic Wisdom to Engineering Management

Sebastiano Armeli
5 min readNov 8, 2023
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In my tenure as an engineering leader, I have observed our role demands more than just technical understanding;

it requires us to be open-minded, to be eager to learn, and to be reflective.

Surprisingly, or perhaps not, I found those characteristics connected to some of the principles taught by the ancient philosopher Socrates, as narrated by Plato.

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Sebastiano Armeli

Director of Engineering @ Upwork - ex-@Pinterest, @Snap, @Spotify, @Paypal. https://linktr.ee/sebarmeli.