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Re: Google is Hiring

From: Dave Hayes <dave@xxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Mon, 12 Feb 2007 16:54:42 -0800

Bill Huey <(hui) <billh@gnuppy.monkey.org>> writes:
> It's been flooded with a lot of so called "business" oriented folks
> that only care about the short term bottom line. It's a good mentality
> to have to produce and release product without infinitely long
> development cycles, but our industry is getting pretty distant from
> the ... fundamentals that both me and you grew up with before the
> venture capital folks started pushing their monkeys around doing
> this and that.
> They've substituted sensibility with a kind of conformity, various
> indirect personality tests, etc... that constrain people to doing what
> they are told versus doing what is actually cool, interesting and will
> actually get your career going quicker. 

I believe someone spoke of the ability to abstract and generalize as
being a skillset? 

Note that this same observation applies to most industries (especially
the music business, which is why I did a doubletake reading this).

I'd say it is the endgame of all large economic organizations to
wallow in the mire of their own need to survive. 
Dave Hayes - Consultant - Altadena CA, USA - dave@jetcafe.org 
>>> The opinions expressed above are entirely my own <<<

Sleeping is to hunters as excitement is to students.

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