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You (probably) don’t need a rockstar engineer

If you work in the tech industry, you’ve probably heard somebody lament just how difficult it is to find “good” engineers these days.

Thanks to the booming internet economy and the fat wallets of companies like Google and Facebook, it’s a good time to be a software engineer. There are more jobs than viable candidates, salaries and benefits are high as a result and the best engineers have no shortage of opportunities to work on interesting things.

Venture capital sucks, until you’re offered $100m

If you visit Silicon Valley or New York today, evidence of the latest internet boom is evident wherever you go. The venture capital is flowing and startups are partying like it’s 1999.

Is a bust right around the corner? Only time will tell, but for more than a few startups, all of the investor money is a distraction best avoided.