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Guardrails Are Good:

How Tony Hsieh’s death demonstrates our need to work

Tony Hsieh, 1973–2020 (Photo — Charlie Llewellin)

After two decades grinding away in the corporate world, I quit my job at 42 years-old. I didn’t have a plan, but I did have some money and decided I would use it to live a life free from the stress of professional employment. Because not working is the ultimate dream, right?




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Paul Ollinger

Paul Ollinger

Comedian. Host of the Crazy Money podcast. Proud former Facebook and Yahoo! sales person/leader.

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