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Comment Re:What works for Jack Welch doesn't always work.. (Score 4, Insightful) 250

It's called "stack ranking" and it doesn't work period.

From an article in Vanity Fair: “Every current and former Microsoft employee I interviewed—every one—cited stack ranking as the most destructive process inside of Microsoft, something that drove out untold numbers of employees,” Eichenwald writes. “If you were on a team of 10 people, you walked in the first day knowing that, no matter how good everyone was, 2 people were going to get a great review, 7 were going to get mediocre reviews, and 1 was going to get a terrible review,” says a former software developer. “It leads to employees focusing on competing with each other rather than competing with other companies.”

Comment Re:VideoCrypt (Score 1) 49

> Where on earth did the information to back up this difficult-to-parse statement come from?

RTFA

"The manuals stated that video feeds were scrambled using a method similar to that used to protect the signals of subscriber-only TV channels. Analysts decoded the images using open-source code “freely available on the internet” — a program known as AntiSky."

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