Inside of every giant, growth-hacked company is a tiny, sustainable company that was utterly destroyed in the name of earning capitalists more money.
Startups spend a ton of money, effort and talent trying to scale up to become a unicorn, ultimately to make VCs money. The entire startup system is inefficient and wasteful, and it's a result of putting all focus on the derivative of value (stocks, IPOs, VC payoffs), instead of value (selling a product to customers).
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