Happened upon Andy Monfried’s You ain’t gonna learn what you don’t want to know when I was pointed to the post Value creation in a startup.
Two things occur to me:
- Andy can craft a meandering rant that rivals even my best attempts, and for that, I have nothing but the deepest respect. Especially because he seems to do it out of excitement, where I seem to do it out of anger. To each his own.
- His views can be–and probably should be–applied to any company.
This little passage is what sparked point 2, above:
Thatâ€™s not life in a start-up internet company.
No matter how hard you work, there is no guarantee of anything. There is no guarantee of a job in the months ahead, no firm placement of a where your office may be, and certainly no perks that established companies have.
Shouldn’t that be life in any company?