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There seems to be the idea in non-tech jobs

that Stripes need to be Earned. Gotta do your Hard Time before you're as qualified as a Senior person to do the Senior person's job.

While I'm a firm believer that you have to work your way up, successful technology companies generally reward production, not experience. It's a self-selecting process that guarantees that the top producers will be rewarded appropriately.

Maybe because the work is less quantifiable, but in non-tech companies, there seems to be a lot more politicking and ass-covering than there should be.

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Hi, I'm Kareem Mayan. I co-founded eduFire, an online video tutoring company.

I've done time at ESPN and FIM.

I advise WorldBlu, helping them build democratic companies.

I moderated a council for Creative Good.

And, I helped bring Barcamp, a technology un-conference, to LA, which is where I live. I am now living and working in cool cities around the world.

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