5 Reasons Why the Recession is Good for You

Recessions are good for startups because they foster:
Frugality, Fine-tuning, ”Family’ Values, Forerunner-status, & Fire-proofing.

We’ve been writing a lot lately about how you can steel your startup for the recession. (See links below.) Now Melissa Chang, writing on the new Industry Standard blog, offers her rationale for why a recession is a good time to launch a new company. She has one caveat: your company is small, web-based, and doesn’t a lot of capital. (This is because VCs are ninnies.)

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Standard at the New Standard: The Game of News

Diehards have tried to revive The Industry Standard, the original dot-com tome that went bust in 2001, more than once over the years. But even their most recent efforts have been met with, at best, muted enthusiasm. More evidence of a bubble, the New York Times declared of the latest revival; can the market bear one more tech pub? PaidContent asked. No one’s ever really thought a rerun of the house-party-throwing-new-economy-cheerleader was a good idea. (Wait a second…)

But this time the Standard holdouts and their patrons at IDG are onto something with The Standard deux (which comes out of beta today) — it’s just that this time what they’re onto isn’t really news, but gaming.

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