Michael Arrington writes in TechCrunch of the difference in the entrepreneurial drive in Silicon Valley compared with Seattle.
If you want a well balanced life, Silicon Valley is not for you. But if you want to change the world and are willing to do absolutely anything to achieve your dreams, there is no better place to be than here.
The debate is over the quality of life in San Jose vs. Seattle.
Making lifestyle choices is fine, but don’t delude yourself into thinking those choices are anything but a tradeoff. If staring at lakes and skiing after work are important to you, don’t pretend to be surprised when your startup doesn’t cut it.
And here’s something for anyone considering a business, regardless of where they live.
And if you aren’t willing to take advantage of every possible advantage to make your crazy startup idea work, perhaps you shouldn’t be an entrepreneur.