Ah, the San Francisco Bay Area, the very name conjures up images of fine vineyards, alluring natural expanses, exquisite food, fantastic festivals and a whole lot of other earthly delights. But that’s not the only thing it conjures up. This location also magically helps start-ups and entrepreneurs on their way, giving them a hand, and even a leg up, if you will! Now, here’s what we can all learn from this part of the world, and why it’s inspirational to start-ups and entrepreneurs, wherever in the world they may be.
An Attitude Of Beatitude
It all begins with an attitude, doesn’t it, and you’d be hard pressed to find anything else which singularly guides the hearts and minds of people in the Bay Area. It’s this attitude of developing something for the greater good, and with the sole objective of bettering the world. This is drilled into kids at a very young age, and can be seen in action when these kids blossom into entrepreneurs and at start-ups in the Bay Area. Now, if we all took this on board, wouldn’t the world be a better place?
Switch Off Or Burn Out, You Choose.
There’s no getting away from it, as detailed before, the Bay Area presents residents with more than their fair share of distractions and delights. Now, that’s the one thing that start-ups elsewhere often tend to underplay and overlook. While enterprises elsewhere painstakingly provide their businesses with all the resources and infrastructure they need to succeed, they seldom provide them with opportunities to switch off, blow off some steam, and recharge their batteries. Switching off with metronomic regularity allows people to come back with new experiences and renewed energy, and prevents burnouts. Don’t believe us? Hey, just ask people in the Bay Area!
It takes courage to fail, and entrepreneurs and start-ups in the Bay Area are mighty brave, we might add! For most businesses, the world over, the revolutionary discovery that will turn the world on its head or the ‘next big thing’ is often considered too risky, and hence shunned away in favour of a safer option. In the Bay Area, however, people thrive on this. They take the leap, and sod the safety net while they’re at it! That’s often why they succeed, while the lesser likes of us play it safe. Therefore act, and act now!
Now, Be Aware — Share!
Sharing helps! What’s more, sharing knowledge and expertise helps a lot more! While it prevents the unnecessary duplicity of efforts, and provides the knowledge, knowhow and experience for people to tackle a problem more effectively or better a situation, it also builds a sense of camaraderie and community. Now, this is something the Bay Area set up believes in, and acts upon to great effect. Therefore, start-ups and businesses should understand that while secrecy does have a time, and indeed a place, there are times to come together and share concepts, ideas and expertise for the greater good.
We do hope this brief look at the Bay Area and all it has to offer hit the spot. Now, what’re you waiting for, go out there and change the world!
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