Valve Corporation is the company behind legendary games like Half-Life, Counter Strike, Dota 2, Portal, and more.
The company was founded by Gabe Newell, whose biography also mentions working at Microsoft for 13 years. To say that Valve Corporation is an innovative company is to say nothing. She is, perhaps, “more innovative” than many who consider themselves as such. And this applies not only to developments and directly to the activity itself, but also to what the company is from the inside. After reading a few of Valve Corporation’s internals, you might be thinking “what the hell is going on there,” or you might want to work there yourself. Continue reading
Sanctions. Someone sees this phenomenon as extremely negative, but is it really that bad? Food sanctions, that is, a ban on the import of certain goods from abroad, caused such a phenomenon as import substitution. Products that were previously imported from the West must now be replaced by similar ones, but of domestic production.
There is often an opinion among economists that import substitution should have been started a couple of decades ago in order to provide the country with goods of its own production and create new jobs, which are always in short supply. Why didn’t they do this earlier, we will not argue. Continue reading