Startups sound like a great place to work. There’s dogs and foosball in the office, beer and munchies in the break room, free hoodies, and the tantalizing potential to earn crazy amounts of money.
But is working for a startup really all that great? Today’s Priority Queue cut through the glamor and shine that gets lacquered onto the startup industry to explore dank and distressing truths, including failure, hard labor, and flailing strategies.
Our guest is Aneel Lakhani. He’s worked at startups, big tech companies, analyst firms, and is now back in the startup world in technical marketing. We drill into the difficulties of running a startup, examine why it’s so hard to get teams to work together, and explore some of the quotidian realities (like the insane cost of living in Silicon Valley) that take the shine off the startup dream.
This isn’t Aneel’s first time on the Packet Pushers. He was guest on Show 137 – Gartner Is Not For Sale with @Aneel Lakhani.
You can also see more from Aneel below, and read his blogs on Medium.
We are not who we think we are – Aneel Lakhani – YouTube