October 2, 2014

We, startup techies, are typically not good at dealing with people. Our negotiation and leadership skills are relatively poor, so we would rather force changes on people through technologies by “disrupting”, and try to amass wealth all for ourselves, instead of figuring out mutually beneficial ways to coexist with others.

I don’t think this can continue forever. There will soon be a huge public backlash against “disruption”, and the word “disrupt” will be uncool even in the startup world. The entrepreneurs and VCs who are still chasing the greatest disruptive innovations are falling behind the times. Disruption is not where the future is.