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    Boot Campouts Tap the Zen of Venture Capitalism

    Ready, aim, campfire. The high-octane world of venture capitalism can be stressful and uncertain, so a growing number of getaways for tech titans are aimed not just at developing leadership skills, but often at helping tightly wound participants to chill. These supercharged meet ’n’ greets, sometimes called “adult summer camps,” can cost $10,000 per person. They give new meaning to the “Work hard, play hard” ethos by providing a chance to party, network and examine mistakes — though some note that the gatherings are often overwhelmingly white and male.

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