A very good article about how to loose all your intelligent engineers. The article is rather short but the comments add many more environmental effects that make geeks leave. The main reasons the author cites are tradition (“we have done this for years, hence it must be right”) and authority (“if someone from above decided this, then it must be sound”). The comments add two more to the top no-nos: noisy working conditions and interrupting the work (e.g. by meetings).