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Comment: There's oil in that thair managment. (Score 1) 522

by Ostracus (#43064249) Attached to: Can Valve's 'Bossless' Company Model Work Elsewhere?

"I just listened to a fascinating podcast with Valve's economist-in-residence, Yanis Varoufakis, about the unusual structure of the workplace at Valve where there is no hierarchy or bosses.

Can't remember the book, but there was a Brazilian oil company that had a similar structure.

Comment: Educational singularities. (Score 1) 265

by Ostracus (#43021723) Attached to: Tech Leaders Encourage Teaching Schoolkids How To Code

" has released infographics and a video to explain why students should be taught to code in school.

I'm sure I'm going to offend quite a few, but in the grand scheme of things, why that particular set of skills? We could be teaching people other, just as important, fields, so why single out coding?

The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing. - Edmund Burke