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«Look at what the top stories are, and they’re all about raising money, how many employees they have, and these are metrics that don’t matter. What matters is: Are you profitable? Are you building something great? Are you taking care of your people? Are you treating your customers well?» - http://www.fastcompany.com/3000852/37signals-earns-millions-e...
«Lots of startups burn people out with 60, 70, 80 hours of work per week. They know that both the people or the company will flame out or be bought or whatever, and they don’t care, they just burn their resources … There’s a shortage of talent out there, and if there’s a shortage of resources, you want to conserve those resources.» ‎- 9000
«I’m a fan of growing slowly, carefully, methodically, of not getting big just for the sake of getting big … There are restaurants all over the place that I like to go to that have been around a long time, 30 years or more, and thinking about that, that’s an incredible run. I don’t know what percentage of tech companies have been around 30 years» ‎- 9000