“…and you can’t suffer if your butt is sitting in a $700 Herman Mller Chair in a beautiful building.”
It takes every penny you can muster to build your company and get your product in the hands of your customer. The money your investors gave you is meant for that; not for supporting a nice office and a lavish lifestyle.
The best work your people will ever do for you is the work they choose to donate. You want them thinking about your mission on the weekends and in the middle of the night and here’s the thing: You can never pay enough for that. It only comes to you when they choose to give it. If they ever feel like their efforts are supporting your hubris, then you will get less than you pay for and the best will find someone else to donate their time to.
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