Jennifer & Mara have nailed the testosterone-fueled aggression of the bro-dominated startup world.

Startups, like the male anatomy, are designed for liquidity events. Consider the metaphors: “seed” funding, “up and to the right” trajectories, “acceleration,” “exit.” Paul Graham’s seminal essay “Startup = Growth” argues that explosive growth is the only measure of success. “Making it” means one of two things: go public or sell.

But a startup has about as much chance of making it as a single sperm has of fertilizing an egg.

Go read it, please.

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Founder, Work Futures. Editor, GigaOm. My obsession is the ecology of work, and the anthropology of the future.

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