Monday, April 16, 2012

We Are Not the Passionate Job Creators, We Are the Proud Engine of Creative Destruction

In the face of high unemployment in the rest of the economy and around the Western world, the startup world has become increasingly vocal about our role as job creators. A series of emails and Facebook messages I received recently from my friends at Entrepreneur Week claimed that "We are the passionate job creators" [1]. I'm starting to feel like we doth protest too much. Let's be honest with ourselves: we may be creating a lot of jobs, but we're destroying a lot as well.