Working at a company is like boring through a never-ending supply of granite: It's hard work, and there's never any hope of the struggle ending, says Marcus Ryu, CEO of Guidewire Software. That's a gloomy image, so it's important to find workers who actually enjoy the struggle and can thrive from it, Ryu explains. "It's like you're just saying it's nothing but blood, sweat and tears forever, for all of eternity," he says.

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