As startups grew, so did the aspirations of founders. At some point, the culture turned to one man/women show. It resulted in everyone ending up as a resource working for money.

In the early days of my career, I enjoyed psychological safety, and money came next. I had a say and was free to point fingers. It was not like I was working for a boss and following everything they said. At times, we did question their decisions.

I see more and more cases of psychological safety replacing founders’ egos: people are fired left and right for asking questions.