Last month, I was on a panel with Janis Machala, among others, that peripherally addressed the topic of how hard startups really work, and how hard they optimally ought to work. Luke Timmerman of Xconomy reported it, and set off a minor firestorm.
In one of those 6-degree things, Luke, Janice, and I all ended up face:face a few days later. Luke invited me to make some comments on work/life balance. I guess they turned out well enough, because Luke published the first installment today, with a second part to follow shortly.