Great piece, echoing thoughts I’ve had myself over the past few years. I find only one thing to challenge you on with your article. That one thing? It’s not just Silicon Valley that suffers from the “growth at all costs” model.
I agree with Tristan’s comment below: we need to reevaluate what “success” means. It doesn’t have to be a billion dollar valuation. Taking it one step farther — perhaps we need to define success by the IMPACT a company has not only profitability, but on people and the planet (B Corp…).