About seven years ago, I went on a
cruise. One day, we
received notice that our balcony railing would be refinished that day while we
were ashore. The railing was in pretty good shape. I was irritated. From my
vantage point, it could have waited until the next time the boat was in for
routine maintenance or our stateroom was not booked.
After Flunking out of
completing the Stanford Networking
decided I was game for another MOOC: Functional Programming Principles in
This is a tall tale of two companies: On the surface, Monolithoogle bears a
mild resemblance to Google. Distributazon has some things in common with
Amazon. These similarities are anecdotal and superficial. Accuracy is not the
goal. At best, I am attempting to develop hyperbolic caricatures of the
companies as archetypes. The ideas here evolved from a conversation I had with
a good friend.
Nobody liked the ugly paisley background. It has been eliminated.
Here’s some obvious and oft-repeated management advice: A manager should
always be raising replacements for every role in their team.