Saw a great movie yesterday, "Jiro dreams of Sushi", which is really all about the lifelong quest for perfection. Chef Jiro Ono has been making Sushi for seven decades, and is still trying to get better at it.
Which is admirable, but how can lesser mortals as us draw some inspiration from it? What is the equivalent of being a Shokunin1 in terms of programming (or realistically, in terms of software engineering)? What is the equivalent experience of Umami2?