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Are you too old to found a startup? NO, you AREN'T!

Cruze

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I see often thread´s like "Am I to old for this one or this one?" and the simple answer is: you AREN'T too old for something, NEVER!

You dont´t trust me? You can, let´s see this infographic:

[GALLERY=media, 158]Never-to-late by Cruze posted May 11, 2018 at 11:47 AM[/GALLERY]

Looking at the biographies of top 100 founders on the Forbes List shows that 35 is the most common age to start one of the top companies in the world.

Credits: Too Late To Start? Life Crisis and Late Bloomers - Infographic

More examples needed?

Charles Ranlett Flint launched IBM at 61
Robert Noyce co-founded Intel at 41
Bill Porter started E*Trade at 54

So, dont think to much about your unimportant age and more about your important ideas and most important: your execution!!

Greez Cruze
 

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I see often thread´s like "Am I to old for this one or this one?" and the simple answer is: you AREN'T too old for something, NEVER!

You dont´t trust me? You can, let´s see this infographic:

[GALLERY=media, 158]Never-to-late by Cruze posted May 11, 2018 at 11:47 AM[/GALLERY]

Looking at the biographies of top 100 founders on the Forbes List shows that 35 is the most common age to start one of the top companies in the world.

Credits: Too Late To Start? Life Crisis and Late Bloomers - Infographic

More examples needed?

Charles Ranlett Flint launched IBM at 61
Robert Noyce co-founded Intel at 41
Bill Porter started E*Trade at 54

So, dont think to much about your unimportant age and more about your important ideas and most important: your execution!!

Greez Cruze
I believe you. Seems the older you are, the more experience you have, you take things more seriously, you're more driven to succeed, you have a better idea of where you want to go in life. You have wisdom, knowledge, and insight.
 

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I believe you. Seems the older you are, the more experience you have, you take things more seriously, you're more driven to succeed, you have a better idea of where you want to go in life. You have wisdom, knowledge, and insight.
On a slight derail (and toeing the political redline), here's what happened to my country recently:

Malaysian PM sworn in after shock win

From Churchill to Mahathir - political second acts

Sparknotes version:
- ex-Prime Minister of my country, Malaysia, Tun Dr Mahathir (yes, we used to have a DOCTOR as a leader) who was instrumental in developing the country, goes back to politics after growing public discontentment of the current government
- Gets re-elected despite being 90+ YEARS OLD and allegations of electoral fraud to hamper his progress

So yes, @Mattie, I can vouch for that.
 

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It isn't popular and doesn't make you feel good, but the older you get the less capable you become of developing new skills, the more rooted you are in your comfortable life, the higher your obligations/standards for minimum income, the less time & ability you have for a steep learning curve, the lower your risk tolerance, the higher the costs of failure, etc etc.

As an Individual, if you want it bad enough - you can overcome all of this. But as a broad generalization, it's best to get started YOUNG.
 

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It doesn't matter. Youth has time and age has experience.

I am friends with a 70+ entrepreneur and he could start a new business and take it to millions before I could walk back to my truck...
 

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