Remember school? Remember the cool kids?
The cool kids made fun of your pimples, your weight, your clothes, your height, your race, your cheesiness.
If you were not a cool kid, school was not fun.
Thankfully, school is finished. Real life is here.
In real life, it doesn’t matter what you look like, or what you wear, or how cheesy you are.
It doesn’t matter which crowd you’re in, or whether you’re a cool kid.
The only thing that matters is that you deliver the goods.
Startups have no place for cool kids.
Cool kids demotivate their colleagues. Cool kids create a culture where good people don’t look forward to work. Cool kids make people feel uncomfortable being who they are.
Eliminate the bad apples.
Get rid of the cool kids.