What follows is the full text of a message Stewart Butterfield sent to all Slack employees on Sunday, January 17, 2016. I asked him if I could share it externally, not only because it touched my heart, but because I think it’s an important message for everyone to read and absorb, not only Slack employees.

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I solve puzzles for fun. I work on Engineering Management at Microsoft. I am enthralled by building great teams. I like gummy bears. I believe in you.

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