"What? Sacha's going mercenary?"
No, I'm still very much into free software and I'm still definitely not going for easy-money stuff like working in a call center. =)
However, I _have_ decided that it's silly for me to look down on business. It's something to learn, and it's just as worthy as technology is. I've been reading business books since childhood, and I want to put those things into practice. I want to take risks and learn from experience. I want to do this _now_, while making mistakes won't mean starving. This gives me the freedom to take calculated risks and the power to walk away from bad deals. I want to be able to hack this.
I want to meet other people who are brave enough to be creative, people who aren't satisfied with the routine of being an employee and consumer. When Marcelle told me about unexpectedly having to find other ways to fund his MA Philosophy, I excitedly invited him over for a brainstorming session. From a guy desperate for options, he became someone with a long list of people he can get in touch with and things he can try out. I think he'll do well!
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