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As already pointed out, if he was really thinking about Patrick he'd have emailed him the advice rather making a huge blog post about it.



Hey but what a way to raise your own visibility by pushing down on someone else. Tragedy indeed.

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Not if you think the advice is worthwhile to others as well. There's no reason to assume shady ulterior motives when there is a perfectly simple explanation: it's just an error of judgement.

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Ultimately such a critique implies that the author is an authority figure qualified to give such a critique. It's really hard to see it as anything but self-promotion, especially when done so visibly.

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OK, point taken. It might have been more difficult, but it could definitely have been possible to give him a strong endorsement without the rest of the post. Then he could have sent Patrick an email with the rest, indicating that the blog post might be a good reference.

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"if he was really thinking about Patrick he'd have emailed him the advice"

Well part of the post was telling the public that Patrick would be a bargain to hire at a $200,000 salary. That specific part works better in a public post.

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Somebody offering a $200K salary should better find out himself whether a person is worth that much rather than from a random guy on the internet

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