Alternative title: Blogtober Catchup, Part II
A choice except from the New York Magazine on The Steve Jobs and Mark Zuckerbergs of Tomorrow:
“Taking a job is in some ways like a second option,” says Akshay Kothari, who with his friend Ankit Gupta converted a Palo Alto garage into office space for their iPad-news-app company, Pulse. “If you say you’ve taken a job, it’s like, ‘Oh, you haven’t figured it out?’” Last year, the two Stanford classmates started building the news app as part of a class at the Institute of Design. Five weeks later, it launched on the iTunes App Store, where it sold for $4. It now has 5.5 million users.
The thing about startups is that I have no end of respect about what they do. Whether it’s all-night coding sessions or just churning out idea after idea, hoping one day to strike gold, that’s cool.
Recommended reading.This post part of Blogtober 2011, just a little thing of mine where I (attempt to) post something up on my blog every day in October 2011.