Leave Silicon Valley Alone
Imitating Silicon Valley Won’t Solve India’s Problems.
Startups are the new magic wand. It will achieve what agriculture could not. Or it will advance us in a way that industries could not. Or MOOCs will teach us better than past’s education system. —
This cycle never stops. Tata imitated the steel plants. So did India’s PSUs. Then we imitated Detroit. Then we imitated telecom. Now we want to imitate Silicon valley.
Best Indian Startups Are Copies
Flipkart is our best startup. 2nd best is Snapdeal. 3rd best is Quikr or Ola or Shop Clues Or Ask Me. One theme runs common. It is imitating or copying a business from the west and scaling it up. Just that we call it by different names. We finance it through different ways.
Government Didn’t Build Silicon Valley
Imitating successes from around the world will not help. Silicon valley thrives on three hundred years of culture...
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