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2013 is the year of open allocation: http://www.quora.com/Software-Development-Methodologies/What...

As the bubble deflates (slowly, because it came up slowly) engineers are realizing that they're probably not going to make $50 million on their 9th-employee startup equity and retire at 27, which means they need to optimize for something different: plan B, for most of them, is interesting work and career development. This is to the detriment of companies that "seem like" they could be worth billions based on macroscopics, but that really don't have better cultures than any other corporation. However, it provides an opportunity to drink the rest of the tech world's talent milkshake: learn from companies like Valve and Github and build a culture actually worth caring about.

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