It seems like a growing trend in forward-thinking corporations involves employee empowerment, and a real team mentality. The two recent examples that got me thinking about this are the unusual org structure at Valve, and the fact that Whole Foods keeps their employee salaries open for scrutiny. This week Kotaku released the Valve employee handbook (verified authentic by Valve). Evidently […]

I expected to beat Tropico 4 on President’s Day, but the final level turned out to be hell. Over that weekend, I failed it at least 6 times in a row, and walked away angry and vowing that I was done with Tropico. I went from loving the game to loathing it. I’d logged over 100 hours on it, played […]