Those in the high-tech industry who like to buck the system, often coming up with a better system than the established method. execs complain about IT talent shortages and high turnover in Silicon Valley, but that's because most people who work in the industry don't like to be stifled by bureaucracy or get frustrated by the inability of a big company to make quick decisions.

What's a technocowboy to do? Start-up an incubator with a few portfolio companies and encourage them to poach talent from within the group; if people can switch jobs without affecting their pay scale or benefits, or stay at the same company but take on different roles, they say why not. BTW: A technocowboy is not the same as a cappuccino cowboy, at all.

See also : cappuccino cowboy  
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