Listen now (78 mins) | Johann Kurtz, author of the Becoming Noble substack, relates his experience in Big Tech, and why he believes dissidents underestimate these companies as a launching point for their ambitions. We discuss: What megacorporations know that online dissidents don’t
Working in tech, although not IN the FANG, I worked a lot WITH them, having facebook and google facebook as vendors, I can tell you that outside of the development sphere, employees at big tech are NOT all elite potential.
Meaning, outside of the engineering space, the benefit of working with these companies is limited and I would not see specific benefit, money wise there are also spaces to earn similar salaries. Also, I guess dealing with globohomo is much more intense in the non-technical roles in these companies. That being said, the guest did NOT refer to these roles, but I felt like mentioning it just to put things into perspective.
Admittedly I’m only halfway through the pod but this all sort of feels like the Scott Greet plumber discourse. Are there really that many guys who have the intellect and, more importantly, the ambition that are self selecting themselves out of contention for these roles cuz they fear the woke corporation? Likewise are there world class developers for whom it has never occurred to Work At Google?
also, I agree with the notion to extract money from the opponent's system and putting it to work for the cause