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As a startup, having the genetic code to succeed means a visceral determination to change the world

As a startup, having the genetic code to succeed means a visceral determination to change the world As a startup, having the genetic code to succeed means a visceral determination to change the world
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 (...) to return to the TV series Silicon Valley, she describes this phenomenon with a schoolboy humor. In one episode, we see start-ups showing up on a stage to present their new concept to a jury of experts. They all conclude with a grandiloquent statement: “We want to change the world”. At that moment, you think: these geeks are truly megalomaniacs. And you laugh. But in fact, the funny thing is that is the reality. All start-ups really want to change the world. Otherwise, they do not have the right genetic code to succeed.

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