…ed for the investors, employees, and users. Nice furniture is important but it is not the end game. A great product, focus on solving a human problem, and commitment to your users are what’s important. But when you’re sitting in a Herman Miller Aeron chair, eating organic strawberries you become removed from the human problem you’re trying to solve. If you’re building a product for the poor, disenfranchised, and vulnerable population, perks start to dilute your empathy and perspective on the human condition.
Dustin Moskovitz wrote about the unnecessary dedication to work expected from tech employees, and how working longer hours actually fosters less productivity from employees. I had read about this prior to my internship, but now I can fully understand its merits.