About comparison ...
If you want to compare yourself to somebody else at all, select the right one. Look for the opportunity to grow and do not underestimate your capabilities and status quo.
When companies want to change their direction and technology focus into more software development capabilities, a lot of the times the reference point is Google. Nothing to say against setting a stretch goal, but be a little bit realistic and try to reach it in a defined period of time. Google has nearly endless money available, a special culture and mindset established in 20+ years. Nobody will be able to copy this, just because it is now the new reference point 🤔.
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And if you need a reference/comparison for a role model - you can only be a role model if somebody else accepts you as it, my personal believe - here a really great example 👍:
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