Self

Gambling My Startup on a Friendship

How a trusted mentor can easily become a villain.

Ash Jurberg
7 min readFeb 6, 2024

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I tried to hold back the tears as I begged for empathy — an emotion not usually associated with customer service agents working for giant phone companies. The stares of people in my co-working office added to my anxiety. Trying to avoid embarrassment, I scurried around the office…

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