What You Realize After Spending a Quarter Neck Deep in a Valley Startup...

After every time of exaltation, we are brought down with a sudden rush into things as they really are, where it is neither beautiful, poetic, nor thrilling. The height of the mountaintop is measured by the dismal drudgery of the valley, ...
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What happens after the romance of moving to Silicon Valley to work on a startup wears off? Beware the quarterly slump and watch your founding team for signs of distress/burnout.

Road trips work, as do long hikes in Muir Woods, or grabbing lunch and snooping around houseboats in Sausalito.

Take care of your people (and yourself) so when the next 'time of exaltation' comes you'll be ready and raring to code.

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