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Any smart engineer or manager knows that the very first piece of a system you try to remove is the irreplaceable one, because that is the most dangerous piece when--not if!--it fails.

If a place is so incompetent that they foster such people, they deserve to get taken for a ride.

You're absolutely right. The trick is to get into a game where there are barriers to entry (e.g. hard to acquire knowledge, legal barriers, monetary barriers). It's almost like being an entrepreneur!

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