I read an article in the San Jose Mercury News on the way dot-coms of yesteryear chose office space compared to startups today: How startups survive the space wars. The article explains that office space is an important part of a newly-formed company’s business plan. In a nutshell, the big difference between then and now – entrepreneurs are more cautious. Today, they seek flexible space to grow into and only commit to a lease when the business can prove worthy of the expense.
I had the opportunity yesterday to attend the Saratoga Chamber of Commerce event featuring Dan Pallotta at the City Center. Hundreds of business people came to hear the famous speaker elaborate on his iconic TED Talk, The Way We Think About Charity is Dead Wrong, one of the top 100 most-viewed TED Talks of all time. His aim - to change the way people view nonprofits and to encourage them to operate like a business not a charity. The rally cry: spend to make an impact, emphasi