Giving Up, or Giving In

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I have a friend who has been working on a labor of love for a long time now, like multiple years long, like too long probably. He wants it to be done right, no mistakes. Last weekend though he was surrounded by people, many smart people, telling him that no matter how good his work is it won’t work out for him. There is a systemic problem standing in his way.

A diff is better then a comment

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I know its a running theme, yahoo not so fun, startup good, but I have found something new to talk about. Ways in which Yahoo could have gotten better without loosing people. This is a simple way that I think large companies can keep their edge. A big difference between working at yahoo, and a startup has been the code review process. At Yahoo, it went something like you write code, and it gets reviewed by a peer.