@patrickrhone @mikehaynes Tempting offers are easy to pass up if you’re happy where you are. Temptation only works on the dissatisfied.
There’s a saying in the management consulting biz: People join a company because of its mission, they leave because of its management. No company is exempt from this. If an employee is loyal to the mission but the management is terrible, that employee will take the first opportunity to get away.
The appalling hubris of those two chuckleheads: they confused everyone’s loyalty to Basecamp with loyalty to them. (But I shouldn’t be surprised: it’s a classic mistake that every autocratic dictator makes.)