Thursday, October 16, 2008

Start a Startup in a Bad Economy ?

A very nice and new-brand article by Paul Graham. Worthwhile to read. I'm specially interested in this sentence :
" Which means that what matters is who you are, not when you do it. If you're the right sort of person, you'll win even in a bad economy ".
This is the heart of his article. That's why I told it's worthwhile to read. Briefly, he says that your success depends on your personality more. And I'm completely agree with him . I don't deny the importance of facilities and the economy a country. There is no doubt at all that nowhere else has Silicon Valley. Everything needs its atmosphere . Starting a startup in US is absolutely different from India or , god forbid, Iran ! You need some preliminary infrastructure to do a great and innovative work. BUT ..... it doesn't mean you stop to try . Interestingly , the history of human being shows that the people who grow in hard conditions , have higher capability to perform more complicate things. That's not due to being more intelligent, but , it simply is a Adaption Paradigm . Where the " Evolution" matters !!
long story short, Paul wants to say there are scarce people who are brave to do risk. That's why we have little pioneers and lots of ordinary people . Don't you think so ?

UPDATE: Here is another inspiring article that proves the idea .


Anonymous said...

I really appreciate you for writing and also selecting the topic.

Vahid said...

Hum.... Thanks Anonymous !!!

Sohail S. said...

I found this link very inspiring. It is about how success and gift are different that we may think.

Vahid said...


Thanks Sohail. It was so amazing . I added the link to the end of the post.
Thanks :)