I’m a former elite athlete and I call BS on tech’s obsession with working long hours

As a champion gymnast, I trained 22 hours a week. Now, as a startup founder, I see how dangerous “hustle culture” can be.

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Hasnain says:

“Sometimes what our jobs or our companies need isn’t our our most brilliant selves. It’s just completing a pile of tasks. But there’s nothing glorious about that, and let’s stop pretending that working 80 or 100 hours a week is a righteous, practical, or sustainable practice.”

I really wonder where Silicon Valley’s fetishization of long work hours began. It seems easy to link it to the puritanical work ethic in America but I’m not sure if that’s causal or just a correlation.

Posted on 2019-06-02T19:14:07+0000