Conversation Agent - Valeria Maltoni - Business Flip Flops

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I find this trend particularly frustrating. The built-to-flip shills are generally offering little more than a variation of others' success, land VC, and then move on to start more thin-value properties. Where's the humanity?

We build to last. For the long term. For the end-user.

a business needs to first have something of value to trade on to attract a community. Then they would trade by keeping their promises. And so on. Yes, much easier to come up with an idea and just sell that... which is why we still need strong executions and resilient and enduring organizations.

Many of the pitches I get, when I look into the company, seem to have the "build it and they will buy it" philosophy. I'm interested in working with and writing about the other kind of business and entrepreneurs -- those who think long term.

I was under the impression that the "flip" mindset was worse than ever. Hundreds of social media sites, most we've never heard of, would seem to indicate hundreds of "get rich quick" ideas -- how many do get bought out, never to be heard from again, vs. failing outright? It would be interesting to learn more about these startups. (Also: I thought this post mirrored a few things I've read lately about Delicious.)

In some spaces I see the desire to keep building, but only where there is already a strong community to serve. Those that start a "built to flip" company don't really care about community much less the people/commodities they want to buy into their product.

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