The week of R&R is gradually coming to an end. Tomorrow I'll have to reenter the corporate world in all its glory. I've been doing a lot of thinking and work lately on the nature of a startup. How to build, in an economically feasible manner, a company that serves its employees from day 1. It is easy to come up with many reasons to scrimp and cut in the beginning. Venture capital is one of the culprits as far as I can see here. While I've not gone after venture capital there seems to be an inherent conflict with startups wanting to spend a significant portion of money on people.
by Joshua Brauer on June 8, 2003