This question is relevant to our question today: “Is 30 too old to work in a startup?”
Hmmmm. If there’s a bias against “older” in startup recruiting, and “older” is defined as over 30, and there’s already a bias against MBAs in Silicon Valley… Peter Thiel and Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg have all been on the record in the past about not valuing the MBA (not sure if you’d want to go to work for any of them, but that’s a separate post).
Sitting here in the uncertainty of almost-summer 2022 with the stock market doing unpleasant things and inflation doing even unpleasanter ones, yet with unemployment incredibly low and skilled workers in hot demand, it’s hard to say that there’s an age ceiling to working in a startup — but there’s a cultural reality going on which does need to be recognized.
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