Two things got me thinking today:
1. A recent story in the Wall Street Journal about JUST HOW HARD it is to do a start-up in Spain.
2. Yet another sad story in today’s edition of The Guardian about Spain’s very grave economic woes.
Are the two connected? Of course they are.
Start-up culture is now the linchpin of Western Civilization, and any society that doesn’t “get it” will fail long-term.
That is what I truly believe, anyway.
When I say “Start-up culture”, I’m not just talking about the little techie goldfish bowl that is Silicon Valley; I’m talking about something far more global and universal; I’m talking about the ability of normal folk to start businesses successfully with as little interference as possible from the usual suspects..
Ergo, when the team talks about gapingvoid doing “Art For Start-ups”, we’re not just talking about Silicon Valley, or Internet and technology businesses.
We’re talking about something bigger. Bigger and global. Something that yes, we believe our civilization’s very long-term survival depends on.
I think it’s something worth being part of, something worth fighting for. You?