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Discussion on: Why is the software industry so competitive?

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Miloslav Voloskov

It’s because the whole IT technology is a black swan.

Just remember insane competition of motor or stock companies in 20th century. Competitive environment is a common thing for a black swan, such as much higher salaries.

Fortunately, modern individualism can help to prioritise the individual health and well-being rather than fragile professional success that can cost one a burnout but still come and go.

For example, what was called a “badass startup environment” in 90s now called a “unhealthy work-life balance”, and I like it.