Original post date: June 10, 2015
“In the most dysfunctional organizations, signaling that work is being done becomes a better strategy for career advancement than actually doing work (if this describes your company, you should quit now).”
~ Peter Thiel from Zero to One
Today I took some time to step back from my ‘work’ at the office in order to map out some of the thoughts bouncing around in my head. I look really busy right now, typing away on my computer. I looked busy scribbling my idea map in my notebook. We have an open office (meaning no cubicles or walls) at both of the offices I work at so I get to see a lot of my coworkers in action. When I think about it, this quote from Peter Thiel describes my current work environment exactly.
I’ve know this for a while, and if I was single and didn’t have any kids, I know what I’d do… but since it would be irresponsible to pull the rip cord in such an abrupt manner, my exit must be planned with the utmost care. But it will be an exit non-the-less.