A: I believe what successful companies do is [become] great places to be from. Making products that they’re proud of is what makes people happy. People are happy when they go home at night and say, “Wow, we just accomplished something that we didn’t think we could do. That was hard.” Almost everything that you feel proud about at work is something that was difficult to do, right?
It’s about creating stuff, accomplishing things. You see it in the survey, right? That yearning for mentorship. What they really want is someone they can learn from. They want to be around people that can teach them stuff. They want to learn where they’re going. Some of that learning at a startup is just making stuff up, and having it work.
But [a job] is not forever.