Why I Took My 43 Person Startup To Thailand
I rehearsed the upcoming conversation with my VCs a hundred times. In every single one, I imagined them telling me I was insane.
But they didn’t. When I told them I wanted to bring my entire 43 person company on a retreat to Thailand, they didn’t bat an eye. They were fully supportive.
Back in 2015, we went on a retreat and it was amazing. Bringing people together in a new context helps everyone relax and create new connections. Those connections make everything work better, faster, and more cohesively. This time around, I wanted to go bigger.
The idea started like every other… by asking “what if”?
What if we could have a team bonding experience that was more than after dinner drinks? More than a weekend retreat an hour away from NYC?
What would happen if we brought our team together in a context that’s completely different from what the team is used to?
What if we could be somewhere where people could relax, explore, and see a new way to live?
All of these questions led to a natural conclusion.
What if we went to Thailand? CONTINUED.....