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Power Trip

It’s Okay to Not Want a Promotion

In defense of a thoughtful lack of ambition

I couldn’t tell you what the meeting was about or exactly when it happened — probably a year or so into my first job at a tech startup — but I feel certain I was sitting at a meeting room table and listening to someone go through a slide deck when the thought struck me: Maybe I should get an



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Jean Hannah Edelstein

is a writer who also works in tech. This Really Isn’t About You is her new book, and she’s written dozens of marketing emails that you’ve probably deleted.