Mike McGeary: Myth-Busting Startups
Huffington Post - almost 4 years
The economic recovery remains a talking point in this country, and with good reason. The progress has been steady but slow, and plenty of sectors of the economy are still struggling to catch up to pre-recession levels. In some ways, this is unavoidable as business models change and new industries grow up to replace struggling ones. The symbol of this groundswell has become the oft-misunderstood startup.
The buzz around startups is unavoidable, even if you don't live in Silicon Valley or New York City. What might come to mind are hipsters with mid-century glasses and skinny ties (or humorous bacon t-shirts) doing business over locally roasted artisanal coffee. Or maybe bros playing ping pong and getting paid obscene amounts of money to lead the way to American prosperity by making (and playing) video games. You would be forgiven for thinking startups are the exclusive domain of overgrown boys (and girls) who refuse to play by the rules and do real work. This is the stere
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