Facebook engineer Carlos Bueno, writing a post already heavily passed around tech circles about the Valley/startup insular culture:
The problem is that Silicon Valley has gone completely to the other extreme. We’ve created a make-believe cult of objective meritocracy, a pseudo-scientific mythos to obscure and reinforce the belief that only people who look and talk like us are worth noticing. After making such a show of burning down the bad old rules of business, the new ones we’ve created seem pretty similar.
It’s been over a month since this was published, but Carlos’ post struck a cord with me and is worth revisiting. I suspect it’s going to be one of those posts that I revisit from time to time long from now, especially as I reach more positions to hire and shape the culture of a company.