I’m not sure how many "startups" of the Web 2.0 nature exist within the Clarion universe. Probably zero or less.
But I think this opinion is valid for any team seeking to excel. Of course, you can bury yourself more easily in a large bureaucracy. Still, this is just a question of drive, character, determination. All those things that Robbins and his ilk mesmerise us with.
There are days where I’m a slacker. But there are more and more days (and nights) where I work like a fiend, late and later into the night.
Working hard means nothing. So being a slacker, by that logic, means nothing too. What counts is working smart. If you can work smart for 4 hours a day and make a living, upholding your responsibilities, then kudos.