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The Game of Tech

The Houses of Westeros   as Modern Tech Companies   Tech workers are no strangers to war metaphors: We have the War for Talent TechCrunch Disrupt’s Startup Battlefield A Players And coding Ninjas. While we have yet to hear of a CEO referred to as the general or field marshall, we tend to believe that if we lived in the land of Westeros many of the familiar faces atop the technology food chain wouldn’t be too different than our favorite characters. So, in honor of the end of Season 5 and in hopes that George RR. Martin will publish another book soon… we give you the Game of Tech: (And no… there won’t be a surprising heart stopping death at the end of this post…but HODOR!?) oops Spoiler Alert! House Lannister = House Amazing Amazon Lord Jeff Bezos: Jeff Bezos has been called the number one Apex predator on the planet.   Much like the Lanister’s never really make it clear how they have so much gold, with every earnings call, people wonder how he is able to keep the company afloat. Amazon always pays it’s debts by having a great return policy and same day delivery in many states. They’re notorious for recruiting only A players, and we have a feeling that if Jamie worked there, he’d be a lot better at fighting one-handed by now.   House Stark and The DireWolf = House RIM and The Blackberry The Death of the Surge The once noble, ubiquitous devices held […]

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