While I am keenly aware of the Leo Durocher theory of management “nice guys finish last”, I am unwilling to operate a priori in an overaggressive, profit-only centered style, nor would I like to see the company as a whole begin to run that way. Rather, I am committed to trying to live with and work out as best as possible the contradictions involved in running a profitable enterprise with my other values, such as the notion that it’s better to treat people well as an end in itself, rather than only as a means of improving productivity. I bring all this up to state my concerns for the record, as it were, and to indicate that this issue will be important to me in any future expansion of our activities or active investors.
Mitch & Freada Kapor

Beautiful articulation of values and balanced priorities.

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