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In Silicon Valley, working 9 to 5 is for losers

An entire cottage industry has sprung up there, selling an internet-centric prosperity gospel

Dan Lyons | NYT 

Silicon Valley prides itself on “thinking different.” So maybe it makes sense that just as a lot of industries have begun paying more attention to work-life balance, Silicon Valley is taking the opposite approach — and branding workaholism as a desirable lifestyle choice. An entire cottage industry has sprung up there, selling an internet-centric prosperity gospel that says that there is no higher calling than to start your own company, and that to succeed you must be willing to give up everything. “Hustle” is the word that tech people use to describe ...

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First Published: Fri, September 01 2017. 16:02 IST
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