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Kode Vicious

Halfway Around the World

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Dear KV,

My company has asked me to spend six months helping to start a software development group in a place halfway around the world from where we are based now. I did not get this assignment because I have seniority with the company; quite the opposite—they seem to be sending me because I am one of the youngest people and one of the few developers without a partner or children.


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