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side hustle that brings in revenue while working inside Big Tech

by Larry Chiang on December 2, 2019

By Larry Chiang
Yes, I used to work at a Fortune 100 company. 

Larry Chiang @duck9 (@LarryChiang)
Pervasively an issue

Side hustling is such a common pattern, I made an #LABCS for it: “jobapreneur”

Live Action Business Case Study 3373, #LABCS3373 is “Jobapreneur.”

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Corey Hobbs (@chobberoni)
The biggest threat to “big tech” in 2020. 

Every single millennial friend I know I has a side hustle that brings in revenue that they’re trying to grow so that they can quit their “big tech” job. 

Every single friend.


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Turn your offices into collaboration centers

Corey Hobbs (@chobberoni)
I think the only way “big tech” can actively combat this is to enable a flexible work from home policy. 

Turn your offices into collaboration, innovation, and meeting centers instead of open desk wastelands.

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searching for leadership positions at small/midsize startups

Corey Hobbs (@chobberoni)
The other side of the coin is this: most of my friends that are in “big tech” are all actively searching for leadership positions at small/midsize startups.

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Corey Hobbs (@chobberoni)
And the last few bit of friends that are truly tired of it all have taken two paths:

VC or “sabbatical via moving to a cheap country for 6-12 months”

Corey Hobbs (@chobberoni)
??@rashiq?? 99% of my tech friends live in NYC and SF. 

So there is an inherent advantage from their location. 

These are known startup centers. 

So the selection bias is mostly from that.


Tom Brady set up a business across the street from his big job in the Cambridge Area
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Blogged from my personal iPhone, 650-283-8008, that Steve Jobs texted me on

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