Is “ability is everything” deceptive? The world of startups and open source

“If you want to reshape society, it’s best to write code.” The presence of the coder who produces it is increasing now that coding is transforming the environment. Attracting outstanding coders has a significant impact on the strategic edge of a company. We will approach the actual picture of such coders five times in this specific function.

While barely talked about the problem with the 10x superior myth is the deification of behavior that only young white males are allowed to do.

I’ve already written about how you keep banging your hard head on the keyboard, remaining sweaty without taking a shower until if the smell gets too bad, you’re dragged into the shower. Sue Gardner, who has run the Wikimedia Foundation for almost seven years, points out that women can’t forgive that.

Let me present the story of a female student who declared the Kansas River flood outlook, which is regularly inundated, at a meeting. I have learned of the popular creator of Python, Jacob Kaplan-Moss. For research, she used different languages and resources, from Python to PostgreSQL to GeoDjango. Kaplan-Moss, who thought he was a brilliant student, wondered if he was going to work at home, but she wasn’t even a programmer, she said.

This is the negative consequence of the propensity to worship coding rock stars, Kaplan-Moss believes. This student, who developed a device for processing satellite data by himself, can only be said to be exceptional from an objective point of view. However, he persists in the business misconception that a human being is a real coder with a dingy look and half-fusion with a keyboard.

In this myth, who you are is the difficulty with programming, not what you do.

Recently, there has been a campaign to review the ideal of meritocracy in Silicon Valley. Paypal, for one. This was a place of work where many young and passionate engineers, designers and marketers worked desperately, like Lebutin.

As other payment networks crashed one after another, PayPal survived. And they received money and power from all the early workers. Many of the millionaires born from this are collectively labeled “PayPal Mafia,” and through investing in next-generation tech firms such as Facebook and Uber, they have since extended their reach. There are.

But as Emily Chan points out in Brotopia, as the creators claim, PayPal wasn’t as meritorious, and even other startups weren’t. In the first place, depending purely on its qualifications, PayPal did not vote to recruit or not hire.

In the opposite, both Lebutin and Tyr were seeking to be a collective of identical people, as Tyr wrote in his book Zero to One who were preferring individuals who were like them. He gathered young geeks across schools and friends’ networks who cast doubt on the government.

It was sort of like calling a mate. Everybody liked science fiction,” Cryptonomicon “was a must-read, although the socialist Star Trek favoured the imperialist Star Wars. The main point they both had in common being that they both wished to build a digital currency that was run by individuals rather than the government, but it would not impede the company’s activity irrespective of the thesis.

In other words, the theory was that it didn’t matter what country and social status they came from, but they were only drawn from a very small selection, and they were almost entirely highly trained white males. It should be argued that it was a practical way of building a team with a really good unity easily, but there is no denying that talent was not the only way to talk about meritocracy.

If you can tell from what kind of person is launching a startup, the notion that technology is a world where only talent talks is only a sham. A analysis showed that the most prominent trait of entrepreneurs is that they come from an affluent background. If you think it’s okay if anything happens, it’s easier to take chances, because it’s normal in a way.

In comparison, their occupations become more comparable if you look at people who can raise funds,” About 80% of the founders of Silicon Valley who earned Series A funding from the top five venture capital firms are former employees of major technology companies or graduates of Stanford University, Harvard University, and MIT (Reuters).

This is a scheme called the winner-take-all approach by economist Robert Frank, rather than a system that rewards idealists who have brilliant ideas but have no ties or cash and are glaring in the corners of society. He’ll be similar to that. You would be fortunate if you excel at an early level. And as a consequence, the myth is born that it is the strength of each person.