On February 17, 2013, Scott Kirsner of the Boston Globe wrote an article Exploring the Age Divide in Boston Start-Ups. It infuritated me for two reasons: 1) It's probably true, but 2) for different reasons than Scott asserted.
Scott's premise is that start-ups are only the domain of young, 20-somethings. He concludes "older people" (over 30?) don't do startups because they:
- Moved to - and so work - in the 'burbs;
- Won't put in the hours required by a startup;
- Have atrophying skills (e.g. Java vs. RoR);
- Are less malleable and trainable;
- Have higher salary expectations than startups can supply;