Where will Startups be in 100 Years?
In 1914 Beverly Hills, CA was incorporated, Babe Ruth debuted as pitcher for the Boston Red Sox, and the first transcontinental phone link was made between NYC & SF. Entrepreneurs by the names of Carnegie, Rockefeller, Edison, Hershey, Kellogg, Ford, Merrill and Sears were pursuing their respective missions which shaped the world we live in today. As more recent entrepreneurs, we’ve studied their journeys and perpetuated their proverbs in 140-character bursts. To answer the question of what startups will look like in 100 years, it makes sense to look at where they were 100 years ago. In that exercise we shouldn’t be surprised to find that the term startup was likely never uttered by any one of those founders.
The term startup evolved from the description of a company, product or service to the description of a person, culture and attitude. Startup describes a lean, scrappy,...
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