Larry Myers

Daily Note

September 30, 2023

In the tech world people love to celebrate the mythos of the scrappy team, working in secret, to revolutionize some industry and buck the current way things are done. Pardon the cynicism, but I think this story has been fully co-opted by big tech to get people to work hard for free. Everybody loves a good story, but when work for a big company trying to furiously swim upstream is rarely worthwhile. Management will show you what they value through their actions. There is no need to listen to speeches about company values, just observe what is rewarded and you’ll know what is valued. If you want to revolutionize an industry, go found a startup. If you want to survive corporate america do what is valued.