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Work Is Not Indentured Servitude

Ideas on balancing entrepreneurial drive with wellness, bringing to life new ideas while living well

Just Rolling with It

November 19 · Issue #72 · View online
Pursuing our dreams, not theirs.

Ideas on balancing entrepreneurial drive with wellness, bringing to life new ideas while living well ourselves and making space for what matters in a well-balanced life.

Or at least it shouldn’t be.
I stole the quote from a recent Fred Wilson post.
Chris Remus
"Startups are not indentured servitude. And I have been around some that feel like it. That sucks." @avc
3:24 PM - 18 Nov 2018
I also started investigating the book Skin In the Game by Nassim Nicholas Taleb.
Skin in the Game: The Hidden Asymmetries in Daily Life by Nassim Nicholas Taleb
This quote stood out to me -
Companies condition their employees to accept a loss of freedom….Conditioned employees are individuals whose personal identities are intrinsically tied to the companies for which they work.
The two quotes hit home. I’m still thinking through why, and what the connection is. They feel related to much of the thoughts I’m sharing here with you.
I feel refreshed to hear others discuss these topics. It feels especially refreshing when the voices are well respected and have a lot of reach. I guess it gives me hope that the cycles can change.
And with that, it’s Monday afternoon. I’m feeling a little spent. As a result, I’ll leave these thoughts here for now. My tendency is to try and wrap them up in a compelling, thought-provoking way.
I’ll hand it back to you too. How do these ideas resonate with you?
Let me know by replying directly to this email.
Catch you next week,
Semi-Random Thoughts
There’s not much left for semi-random thoughts today ;) I feel hopeful to be close to launching an app that’s been sitting on the shelf for a while. Here’s a sneak preview.
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Still Feeling Grateful for These Views
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Current Reading List
The Abundance of Less: Lessons in Simple Living from Rural Japan by Andy Couturier
Music of the Week
Appetizer by Osunlade | Mr Osunlade | Free Listening on SoundCloud
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Podcast of the Week
Skin in the Game – Ralph Nader Radio Hour
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