Bad politics will deter great outcome

Said mratzlof via hackernews,

They’ve been working on this for awhile. I interviewed at Myspace about 3 years ago (mostly for the hell of it) and they were talking about the foundation for this interface. Their back end, from what I could tell, was a mess: C#, Ruby, Java, PHP, some ColdFusion still around…
These poor guys were working long hours. There were hundreds of employees, but they couldn’t turn Myspace into something that 5 talented guys could make in 6 months. It was clear to me that there were a lot of politics lurking just beneath the surface.