Startup culture (and the startup mantras it peddles) has never been hotter. I recently (and embarrassingly) watched back-to-back-to-back episodes of Shark Tank, West Texas Investors Club and the Profit – all on a single channel. You can thank (read: pay) me later, CNBC.
However, the reality is that entrepreneurship (in the United States) has been steadily declining since the Great Recession. For the first time since the 1970s, more business are dying each year than are being created. (Source: Kaufman Foundation).
We are not creating enough new businesses…or too many business are dying…or both. And these 5 startup mantras are (partially) to blame.