A recent article got me thinking a bit.
Jeff has often told me that I have a habit of "empire building" wherever I go.
I land somewhere, I take the lay of the land, see what kinds of positions need to be filled...and then start reaching back through my network to grab people to fill those roles.
I don't go overboard playing favorites - yes, the people I know and trust are absolutely going to get a shot at filling those roles, and so are others, but if it comes down to two people of equal skills and abilities, then naturally I'm going to go with the person I know, have worked with before, and can rely on.
After all, that's networking 101, right?
Well, HP just fired a warning shot across the bow of every boat that people who follow that same philosophy are riding in, and I'm none too amused...