The past 30 days
Brilliant jerks, they say, are toxic. Toxic in that they alienate the other employees, cause impediment to a wholesome and healthy working environment, and just generally drag everyone down. But like all things sometimes, a little toxicity can be tolerated (for a time) if the brilliance outweighs the downsides. The problem with brilliant jerks is that they rarely reveal their true selves during the honey moon period of working together.
It’s okay to blaze our own trail.
But in the realm of entrepreneurship, somedays it’s nice to see the trail that others have blazed ahead of us, even if that trail ultimately went nowhere.