A note of optimism from Techcrunch

By October 6, 2008Entrepreneurs

Even as the markets are having another dreadful day, including tech stocks, it is heartening to read on Techcrunch that The Seeds of the Next Big Thing are Being Planted Now.

As Dan Kimerling points out companies like Facebook, Ning, Plaxo, and Six Apart were all created in the depths of the great tech bust, and that we will probably see something similar again this time.

A great point, and important to remember as it is easy to lose perspective at times like this.  That said, it doesn’t change the need to deal with the realities of business in the current climate.  Unfortunately.

  • I’m glad they’re taking an optimistic look – and it’s true that a lot of ingenuity seems to present itself in the tech world during the more challenging financial times. Thanks for the link!

  • I’m glad they’re taking an optimistic look – and it’s true that a lot of ingenuity seems to present itself in the tech world during the more challenging financial times. Thanks for the link!

  • Jo

    I am so optimistic about the current situation that I am going to take out movies about the Great Depression to try to scare myself.

    Why am I optimistic?

    We all watched the build up to the financial crash knowing full well the banking ethos of the last 10 – 20 years was cynical if not plain dodgy. But while it brought home profits, we were shouted down. Most of us are relieved if not downright happy to see the emperor’s clothes called.

    Will life be so bad for the next ten years? Possibly – I am looking around for a clear projection of what is to come.

    It is also a time for clearing out the clutter and building businesses we are proud to belong to. Am I too too naive?

  • Jo

    I am so optimistic about the current situation that I am going to take out movies about the Great Depression to try to scare myself.

    Why am I optimistic?

    We all watched the build up to the financial crash knowing full well the banking ethos of the last 10 – 20 years was cynical if not plain dodgy. But while it brought home profits, we were shouted down. Most of us are relieved if not downright happy to see the emperor’s clothes called.

    Will life be so bad for the next ten years? Possibly – I am looking around for a clear projection of what is to come.

    It is also a time for clearing out the clutter and building businesses we are proud to belong to. Am I too too naive?