Depending on where you live, the word startup has different
connotations. For some, it means embarking on an adventure filled with
unknown risk and ending in likely peril; for others, like those in our
story on Tuesday's NewsHour broadcast, it's just what is: a reality few
others can understand.
Very few of the technology startups that came to define the dot-com
boom of the mid-'90s are still standing today: They are part of the
truism that most startups fail. What's interesting about entrepreneurs
is their self-belief, their vision that the thing they are building
solves a problem, that the world will frankly be less interesting
without their solution.