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What Is ‘Layering,’ and Does It Mean You’re Bad at Your Job?

You could be the best employee of all time and still have someone put above you on the org chart

Illustration: Ruohan Wang

Jessica Powell, the former Google vice president who wrote The Big Disruption and told you how to quit your job, is here to answer your common but tricky work questions. Check back every other week for




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Jessica Powell

Jessica Powell

Technophile, technophobe. Music software start-up founder. Former Google VP. Author, The Big Disruption. Fan of shochu, chocolate, and the absurd.

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