So this post is devoted to my conception of a startup and the differences (or at least perceived ones) it has from a big firm. (Warning: These are very subjective differences)
- Startups are built *for* people who are ambitious and driven , thus this gives them the momentum going forward even if resources are scarce.
- From the above point it can be agreed easily that people who work at such places are to some extent *different*. Some will be motivated by money , some by thirst for knowledge etc etc.
- The critical aspect of all this is that like artists at work, most developers have their zen moments (or aha moment as vikas would say), i believe they need care and nurturing from their patrons (aka managers).
- Startups start with the vision of changing the world, and that feeling is necessary for exponential(to some extent non-human … non-linear ) growth pattern.
These differences are what make a startup a temple to learn and grow in as compared to big corporations where you cannot have the same effect as an individual. I think that now-a-days the term start-up is thrown around rather randomly … maybe there is a need for some certification on that end.