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This article was published on August 15, 2013

    Awkward startup advice: Circle co-founder recommends shrooms for a reality check

    Awkward startup advice: Circle co-founder recommends shrooms for a reality check Image by: Getty Images/Ingram Publishing
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    Josh Ong is the US Editor at The Next Web. He previously worked as TNW's China Editor and LA Reporter. Follow him on Twitter or email him a Josh Ong is the US Editor at The Next Web. He previously worked as TNW's China Editor and LA Reporter. Follow him on Twitter or email him at [email protected].

    Startups, don’t try this one at home. Speaking with Business Insider, Evan Reas, the co-founder of hyper-local social networking app Circle, recommended taking magic mushrooms to put things into perspective.

    “It completely changes how you think,” Reas said. “About your problems, about yourself, everything. It forced me to ask, ‘Is what I’m doing important?'”

    Here’s where I note that shrooms are usually illegal. Please disrupt responsibly.

    If Reas’ sentiments sound familiar, maybe you’re remembering this quote from Steve Jobs: “Taking LSD was a profound experience, one of the most important things in my life.”

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