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Cargo "Cult"ure: Imitation Can Be Suicide



Glen Ford explains how Cargo Cults (imitation without understanding) are not only a danger in many facets of the industry, but can also be destructive when applied to changing how a company's culture works. He uses real life stories, observations and lessons learned to highlight the dangers and pitfalls of attempting to imitate others and give food for thought on building an original culture.


Glen Ford is CTO at Beamly. With nearly 20 years of experience he has worked in various industries including Defence, Telecommunications, Gaming and Media. Most recently at Unibet and BBC R&D he has a passion for problem solving, delivering under pressure and building great teams.

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Software is Changing the World. QCon empowers software development by facilitating the spread of knowledge and innovation in the developer community. A practitioner-driven conference, QCon is designed for technical team leads, architects, engineering directors, and project managers who influence innovation in their teams.

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May 15, 2016