Sunday, July 16, 2006

In America

From Al Fin, the other astute blogger:

Why is america currently the location for so many new startups and innovators? Why are there certain locations in america, inside the US and Canada, where startups are particularly likely? Writer Paul Graham has a few ideas, which he penned in his essay, "Why Startups Condense in America."Here is a list of his reasons:

The US allows immigration.

The US is a rich country.

The US is not a police state.

American universities are better.

You can fire people in america.

In america, work is less identified with employment.

America is not too fussy.

America has a large domestic market.

America has venture funding.

America has dynamic typing for careers.

Then, Graham goes on to explain how a country might incorporate these traits, then go further yet to beat america.

Go read the rest at Al Fin.