Archive for August 5, 2013

If You Knew How Hard a Startup Would Be

Written by Theresa Shafer. Posted in 1 Idea Stage, 2 Open for Business Stage, skmurphy

A new startup is often driven by a desire for autonomy, self-expression, and lifelong learning. Or it’s a creative solution to a lack of alternatives. Albert Hirschman observed that “creativity always comes as a surprise to us” which led him to suggest “the only we can bring our creative resources fully into play is by misjudging the nature of the task.” If you knew how many times a startup require would require a creative solution–if you knew how hard a startup would be–you might pick an easier path. 

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