I went to lunch with a group of friends. As usual, we talked a whole lot about office gossips and rumors. Suddenly, one of my friend said that one of his old friend has got f**k-you-money out of his start-up (will be replaced by FY to conserve language etiquette). I initially smiled along with everyone else as if I understood what FY-money meant. Then, I slowly (with a lowered voice) asked him what FY-money really meant. He told me that FY-money meant that, if you crossed ~50 million dollars in income, then your threshold is such that you dont have to give a damn about what your company or manager says. Basically, you dont have to care too much about managerial BS.
I started venturing to find if FY-money is all you need. Is FY-money the only thing that can get you to not give a damn about what others think of you. Other important things could do the trick as well. One can have FY-attitude though they dont necessarily have FY-money. That was interesting. Invariably, the question would be if FY-attitude wouldnt cost him his job. The response is that though an FY-attitude without FY-money is not good, it is still okay if you have FY-connections. An FY-connection can build a lot of FY-attitude in you. But, FY-connection by itself may not help you under all circumstances. So, building an FY-network is critically important. So, remember that it is all about building network. If you have a fool-proof FY-strategy, you can easily create an FY-network and thus make your way to FY-money… The other way or rather the hard way would be to start your own company…:)