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From Benson Margulies <>
Subject The theory of retreats
Date Thu, 03 Mar 2011 13:30:52 GMT
I'm a little puzzled by the retreats. On the one hand, the members and
incubator lists have a constant stream of commentary of one snarkiness
or another about our focus on individuals, rather than corporations.
Then we have the retreats, which to me seem to select people with very
strong corporate support. Now, you might say, 'we have financial
assistance.' To me, however, the issue is the *time*, not the money.
If I use vacation time for such a thing, I'm going to get some pretty
hairy eyeballs across the dining room table from the my spouse and
kids. If I use work time, I have to justify the time, and that's no
small thing.

Maybe, amusingly, the selection function is tending to select people
who don't have pets, kids, or spouses competing for their time?

Or is there something basic I'm missing here?

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