@aral In my opinion, most people that say this are only thinking about one, two, or few problems. The overall picture is so complicated that even the best politicians get bought! We can't expect much from employees.
@aral This applies to all bigger organizations. People trying the same in political parties are similarly ineffective, but still a lot of them claim that as their goal.
@aral Here we have a saying: "Who sleeps with the dog catches it fleas". Meaning you start behaving the same.
@aral yeah, that’s also why many CEOs regret going public: changes might happen, but mostly in the direction of shareholders’ interests 😖
Still, if you think about individuals working in big tech, they have a chance to learn a lot, grow, help others, and bring different points of view both in and outside the company. And while big companies usually do not stray too much from their paths, people can and at some point they might bring something which is valuable to everyone.
I feel, of course, super biased, but I am also super grateful you have started this conversation and happy to have a chance to say what I think about this 🙂
just an example. Did you ever hear about Greville Wynne and Oleg Penkovsky (cf The courier) ? Was it anecdotal ? Does google execute whistleblowers ?
@aral E. Snowden, Panama's papers, F. Haugen ... That takes courage ... better to say "we can't expect much".
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