"Even if sea turtles make it to the ocean, or startups make it to market, more dangers will be waiting in the water. If they make it past the new set of predators that live in the ocean, there is still the issue of finding food. While global warming and oil spills can make sea turtle food scarce, startups can face a crowded market that leaves them with too little market share to ever generate enough revenue."
Great discussion in the link. The gist of the article is; there are many start-ups, but only a few survice
"It's relatively easy to get a band together, or co-found a company, but each level of success becomes harder and harder. "
"Even though there is a clear interest and benefit for both startups and corporations to work together, many times this marriage fails. Reasons for that could be many, but usually their common nominator is that startups and corporations do not live in the same world. Startups are like speedboats, they live in the fast paced world, full of shortcuts, quick turns and no looking back. On the other hand, corporations are big tankers. Their complex processes, many decision levels and even corporate politics make sure that once they are in motion, they are almost unstoppable."
"Startups are like labyrinths, there are no rules and everything is coninously changing. You have to be ready for what comes and even then you have to make sure you truly understand what you are faced with."
"Startups are like F1 cars on a race track. You can drive them slow, not crash and complete the race or you can drive them fast, risk crashing and Win! "
"I achieve a balance by acting like a scientist. I treat my business and my clients' businesses as a set of scientific experiments. Don't just test things randomly and see what happens; use the following process:"
The rest the link...
"Not physically but mentally you get trained like a Navy Seal. Startups are like Afghanistan. Everything looks calm from outside but you never know what's going to happen next."
"Predicting which startup companies will succeed is an impossible task. The tech industry is becoming more like the movie industry. Every year dozens of expensive movies are made in Hollywood. Only a few of those movies become blockbusters and it's very tough to predict which will succeed."
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