Couldn’t agree more. I used to do tech m&a and 250–300 hours a month was expected. The billable hour model was terrible for creativity and results in super high turnover in what is otherwise an interesting and dynamic profession.
I now run a fintech startup and hate when my guys say “I’ll be online later” or “I’ll be on call while in Burma.” I want densely packed quality work with plenty of chill time and happy lives outside of work. I’d be shooting myself in the foot if I let my best talent get burned out just for the sake of “putting in hours.”