startups and Silicon Valley


Life in Silicon Valley during the dawn of the unicorns.

“Ask forgiveness, not permission.”

Startups in New York were eager to create services for media and finance; software engineers in the Bay Area were building tools for other software engineers.

By the time I started looking for other jobs, I considered my blind faith in ambitious, aggressive, arrogant young men from America’s soft suburbs a personal pathology. But it wasn’t personal at all; it had become a global affliction.

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