Friday, November 27, 2015

Yeh startup startup kya hain? Yeh startup startup kya hain??

 In last couple of days I am hearing this word 'startup' more than ever before. Before I go on to brag why I hate this word, I will narrate a small incident.
A friend of mine asked me why I am so busy these days and what I am busy with. I replied that I am working on a website. Apparently a friend of her could design a website in days! Why I am taking so much time? I calmly replied that website is bit more complex than usual sites. The look I got back was that of puzzled person. That is when I spilled the beans and said that I am doing a "startup". The next expression was that of understating and clarity.

One of the things which I hate about the word 'startup' is that weather you are planning to disrupt a complete industry by creating something that is 10X different or something which is just another brick in the wall, in both cases you will be called a startup.
 All the Facebook groups to venture fund raising meetings are filled with another ecommerce website which intends to sell selected few products. They will try extremely hard to convince you that there ecommerce site will work and often get initial consumers from family and friends but rarely they make definite change in anything important. They just contribute to the market crowd, trying to gain leverage from the tag of doing a " startup ".

Somehow I have just begun to hate this word and the sort of following it has. It is highly overrated and misunderstood termilogy that is present.

Wah.. With that I posted my today's views. Will be blogging more regularly now. :-)