The Blue Angles Model: Attracting and Retaining Top Talent
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You set up an elite team of developers, but, like the famous Blue Angels, you force people out of it after a time. This prevents developers from stratifying, and also gives everyone at the company a shot at making the team next year.
It's an exciting way for a large company to both foster excellence and spread that expertise back to the rest of the company. This is an idea worth pursuing.
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