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Sunday, August 08, 2010

Whois a Startup?

You are a startup.

You'll find Jason Calacanis on my blog roll. The guy doesn't let anyone comment on his blog but I still keep his blog there because he is obsessed with online startups. It's like he couldn't breathe if he didn't write, talk or even think about all the startups on the web now. I like mad men.

You are a startup. I am a startup. Everybody is a startup.

Wikipedia digresses, but hey that's..... Wiki!

Startup companies can come in all forms, including those that are simply life-style companies, but the phrase "startup company" is often associated with high growth, technology oriented companies. Investors are generally most attracted to those new companies distinguished by their risk/reward profile and scalability. That is, they have lower bootstrapping costs, higher risk, and higher potential return on investment. Successful startups are typically more scalable than an established business, in the sense that they can potentially grow rapidly with limited investment of capital, labor or land.
Every day is a chance to change your life. Every minute is a minute of high growth.

Being technology oriented is already a given. In every company there is a personality. There is a "her" or a "him".

Mention Apple - you immediately think about "Steve". Mention Zuckerberg, and you think about Facebook. Bill Gates - Microsoft. See? They give personality. They attach a face. Business is like that. People attach faces to logos. That's why if the faces aren't so appealing to the general populace they hire marketing agencies that would put the "correct" face for the company.

You are the startup

Every day is an opportunity to scale. Multiply yourself by imparting to others what you know. Don't hold back. Give something valuable to your employees. Share only the best with your colleagues. Don't hold back. Give free and life changing value. Because once you've helped someone have a better life - the results could be drastically astonishing.

Money is not everything.

An excellent idea must be built. Never mind the fact that there's no funding. Just build it.

No, they will not come.

Build it first. Then go.

Be aggressive but subtle. Be wild but wise. Be adventurous but cautious.

Because in the end, the project is really you. You are the work in progress.

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