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May 9, 2022, 9:53 a.m. | David Heinemeier Hansson (dhh@hey.com)

David Heinemeier Hansson hey.com


Just because you have a high-ranking title, doesn't mean you're automatically right about everything. More junior employees can surely hold better insights, field smarter ideas, or judo solutions toward simplicity in a given circumstance. But it does mean you should be mostly right, most of the time, or that title isn't vested in legitimate power.

A ranking title is a recognition of seniority and proficiency. One that you should only have been granted because you indeed do have good insights, …

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