Do you think that by being in a remote setup, it would be harder to learn skills like communication, building trust, and aligning people behind decisions? I'm interested in these skills for my work of course, but I also do have aspirations of building my own startup someday and I imagine these skills are useful there too.
I definitely think remote work makes all these things harder, especially building trust. Rahul and I are building a startup right now, and even though it's hard to concretely/mathematically deduce this, I feel like we would move substantially faster if we met up in person in a stable office every day.
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