Silicon Valleyâ€™s confrontational management style started with Andy Grove
Masha Yudin stashed this in Corporate Culture
One of the possible reasons why women do not do so well in Silicon Valley startups:
"The process produced results for Intelâ€™s customers and its shareholders. But at its worst, it manifested itself as bullyingâ€”and that aspect flourished after Grove retired in 1998, â€śwhen constructive confrontation was a license for assholes to be assholes,â€ť as one former Intel employeeÂ once put it."
Very few people thrive in a bullying culture.