If you aren’t a geek who has to keep a data center running you might not appreciate the post that Mena Trott, co-founder of Six Apart, made yesterday. The business challenges facing all of us are deep and extreme as we deal with a world that doubles in size every few months (and for some services is on a far far steeper growth curve).
When you hear about employees leaving big and established companies for smaller startups, you don’t often hear about the long nights, the very real risk of failure. Silicon Valley is paved with the failures of entrepreneurs.
One thing, though, is that I really appreciate management that gives me the straight up unvarnished facts. That’s the kind of people I want to work for (and with). It’s the kind of people I want to bet my own business on.
Hey, Mena, remember eBay? They had similarly horrible days and went on to build a great business. Please do keep bringing us inside your company and letting us know how things are going.