DHH on the toxic startup culture


The entrepreneurs who sign up for such pressures may have asked for it. If you, knowing their sentiments, ask Rabois or Suster for millions to fund your venture, then you probably should expect to have your vacations, weekends, hobbies, family time, or outings with the kids questioned.

But the pressures donโ€™t stop with the person who signs the term sheet. That shit trickles down. In fact, itโ€™s likely to amplify as it rolls down the hill, like a snowball gathering mass. Because once the millions have cleared, and the headcount has been boosted, itโ€™s usually other people who actually have to make good on those exponential expectations.

Excellent post, Great read. This is something I follow religiously in my life but could not convince anyone about this, so its great to see DHH tackle this topic. I see people work 12 hours a day, become completely exhausted at the end of the day and do nothing to improve themselves personally or professionally.