this article stems from the economist Economist
entrepreneurship unbearable weight. What we need to do is to look at the "dark side" of entrepreneurship".
February 2014, according to media reports, the Singapore bitcoin trading platform First meta CEO Autumn Radtke, 28 year old beauty before Dutch act dead, Dutch act for an unknown reason.
January 2013, a specialized sales of children’s environmental health products on-line company Ecomom went bankrupt, the boss of start-up companies Jody Sherman Dutch act, a few weeks after the shop put up the shutters. The new boss took over the business in June.
and Sherman suicides occurred almost simultaneously, as well as the Internet rookie, network active politician Aaron Swartz suicide news.
alone is not sufficient to explain the pressure and other people engaged in the industry compared to the higher proportion of entrepreneurs suicide, but a series of events in the business sector has aroused a rare reflection. Calacanis, a veteran entrepreneur, raised questions in a blog about whether the pressure of being an entrepreneur, and the pressure on the team to continue to pursue progress, in some ways, contributed to their deaths in the Jason."
business with the glamorous side compared to these undoubtedly constitute a dark side of entrepreneurship, but also make people think that, although very international entrepreneurship in concept, but in fact most members are young white male. More people are worried about the outbreak of software startups will cause a new round of business tide.
when these entrepreneurs were asked, why should bear such a tough entrepreneurial process, no accident will get their enthusiastic answer, such as the Holland CEO Daan startup Peerby Weddepohl said, "because I want to change the world". In fact, this is not empty talk, if the Peerby is running smoothly, Weddepohl can really create a new market for idle consumer rental of neighbors.
but such enthusiasm has to face all kinds of uncertainties. For entrepreneurs, their work is "out of thin air, make people believe they can start from 0, from their ideas began to create results. Weddepohl explained, "the process of start-up companies is to build the construction of building trust with customers, partners, investors, the media of trust".
London a customized online clothing enterprise co-founder Andreas Klinger explained that the composition of startups is a large part of hype: "everything sounds good, but said in the initial success of the company, may be hidden behind a variety of problems" – > clothing Klinger