April 17, 2017
I find the TV show Silicon Valley a hilarious commentary on the peculiarities of work. Dan Lyons, who writes for the show, wrote about his 18 months at Boston based HubSpot right around the time it went public. While at times Dan seems like a complainer, he highlights a number of valid points for us to reflect on as we build a culture. Ultimately I don’t feel that bad for Dan, who earned $60,000 in stock alone for a mere 18 months–stock that would have doubled in value (over $120,000) had he held onto it a little bit longer. I do sympathize about the whole hacking scandal and don’t think Dan’s concerns are blown out of proportion. When working togehter we need to find a path to acknowledge things like age discrimination and drinking the kool aid.