Why should this outlook be particular to startups?

Happened upon Andy Monfried’s You ain’t gonna learn what you don’t want to know when I was pointed to the post Value creation in a startup.

Two things occur to me:

  1. Andy can craft a meandering rant that rivals even my best attempts, and for that, I have nothing but the deepest respect. Especially because he seems to do it out of excitement, where I seem to do it out of anger. To each his own.
  2. His views can be–and probably should be–applied to any company.

This little passage is what sparked point 2, above:

That’s not life in a start-up internet company.

No matter how hard you work, there is no guarantee of anything. There is no guarantee of a job in the months ahead, no firm placement of a where your office may be, and certainly no perks that established companies have.

Shouldn’t that be life in any company?

About Rick Turoczy

More than mildly obsessed with the Portland startup community. Founder and editor at Silicon Florist. Cofounder and general manager at PIE. Follow me on Twitter: @turoczy
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