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Yes, I suppose you are right.

And today, I have moved on, retain equity in the company, and am proud to watch projects that I started there continue to grow and expand.

They're doing great; I'm doing great.

What's the problem?

I think the issue is not to invalidate your specific experience, but to highlight that your experience is pretty atypical and further that your experience should not be the norm. For every person like yourself that had a great experience in this mode, there are 500 people who are having a very BAD experience.

It's fantastic that it worked for you and your team, in that time and space, however, the combination of factors that created that were unique and not easily repeatable. So, in absence of a formula to replicate that, we should instead be working to normalize a baseline that is conducive/comfortable for most folks.

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