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How did you get "other programmers" as the villain in Aleynikov's disgusting tale? Just wondering.

Actually in his case, his worst enemy was himself. He did not accurately value himself within the organization either politically or economically [1]. He thus paid the price.

The programmer types were different from the trader types. The trader types were far more alive to the bigger picture, to their context. They knew their worth in the marketplace down to the last penny. They understood the connection between what they did and how much money was made , and they were good at exaggerating the importance of the link. Serge wasn’t like that. He was a little-picture person, a narrow problem solver. “I think he didn’t know his own value,” says the recruiter. [2]

1. https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=7577872

2. http://cryptome.org/2014/04/goldman-sachs-code-thief.htm

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