We were going to discuss executive compensation, and they had my severance letter for me. They were firing me
The toughest part of that is I had made all of these sacrifices personally. The money — I can accept that. What I can’t accept is that I gave up on those moments with my kids and my wife.
Having a successful startup, having my name in lights, making billions of dollars at an exit — it’s just not worth it.
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