Originally Posted by rodrigo
There is a saying I hear sometimes (specially from people on my current field, Computer Science as well). It is something like this:
"Be careful not to become a duck. Ducks can fly, swim and walk. But they fly badly, swim badly and walk badly."
If you aren't a duck yourself, get used to calling one of them "boss."
Another name for a duck is an entrepreneur, who is most likely the boss of the programmers as well as the teachers who train the programmers.