Startups: Culture of Disruption? Modest Money1 Comment

Today, startups are very much in vogue. They are attractive to many young graduates not only because the job market is unyielding and college tuition continuing to rise in price, but also because in popular media they are draped with a gloss of glamour. Whether such trendiness comes in the form of flip-flops and sun-dappled San Francisco campuses or in the shabby-chic edginess of Berlin, either way, startups – and especially tech startups with their constant merry-go-round of new digital products – remain cool.

For those of us who excelled at IT and science in school and suffered for it on the playground, the promise that ‘life gets better after high school’ has never been more true. Now and then you may come across someone who will confess – head-bowed and mumbling – that they once worked for a startup that flopped, but on the whole it is only the glowing success stories that we hear.

The Creed of Disruption

Startup culture, and in particular that of ‘disruption’, came under fire this month with an in-depth and widely shared article in The New Yorker by Jill Lepore. Lepore begins her piece by citing Clayton M. Christensen’s 1997 book The…

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