Revenue trumps all

Andaba yo felizmente leyendo HN hace unas semanas, cuando un comentario al enésimo post sobre la cultura de Valve llamó mi atención:

Do you like scenario planning? Shell “proves” it works.

Stalinist management? Apple “proves” it works.

Velvet sweatshop? Microsoft “proves” it works.

Data über alles? Google “proves” it works.

Self-directed workplace? Valve “proves” it works.

Hay tanto inútil escribiendo tantas líneas sobre “cultura” en startups tecnológicas (y servidor no es una excepción), que sonroja que nadie caiga en lo más obvio: mientras haya dinero en la caja, da igual la cultura que tengas. Casi todas triunfan.

Best HN comment ever

Don’t write a social app. Don’t make it free. Don’t ever plan to get funding. Don’t give away shares in your business to anyone. Don’t feel compelled to take on a co-founder or partner. Don’t use bleeding edge tech for your business. Don’t bother with incubators. Don’t surround yourself with other entrepreneurs all day long. Don’t think you need constant input from advisors or mentors. Do your own thing, be an individual, create real value. Find a problem that you yourself have and that you would be prepared to pay for and don’t accidentally persuade yourself that you have a fictitious problem – find a real one that no one else is solving that that is costing you money until it is solved.

By mmaunder