Most of us are working our day jobs, doing mundane stuff, often not liking it much.
And many companies too do not expect their employees to grow beyond a point either.
Seniors want to ensure their own seats are secure, and often happy slave-driving their juniors – and to make sure they do not leave the firm for whatever reason. Everyone is just thinking about themselves all the time.
But I came across a startup recently. The founder wrote an open letter, which to me was quite a lovely way to think about work.
His point, was that there are so many problems to be solved in the world. And folks working with him were encouraged to take risks, to disrupt, to be fearless, and to build and scale products with impatient optimism.
He also said, that if any of his employees would leave to found another startup, then he would go out of his way to invest in that new business.
Not just that, he would also enable the new startup to access his own set of VC/PE investors. How awesome is that?!
Not just giving jobs, but funding a potential job creator. Not just being a leader, but being a leader groomer! The magic truly happens when one thinks selflessly about others.