Start young, Fail young

Apr 2, 2012

In 1984 a baby boy was born in White Plains in New York. At the age of 20 when he was studying in one of the world's most famous Universities he started to build his first company and later on dropout from the University to carry on his initiative. Can you guess who this person is: yes you are right; I am talking about facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg. Zuckergerg started at 20. And history has prove that the best time of starting a company is "when you are young, unmarried, and you are with less responsibility!

Few months ago when I was thinking of starting my first business project I talked with one of my elder brothers and CEO of a successful company regarding the issue that whether it is a wise decision to move to start a business while still I'm an undergrad. His response was a bit unexpected to me. What he said in simple stand that-you are young now, no wife, no family, no children school salary and you have no extra overhead. If you fail by starting now then nobody will suffer and nobody will leave you! This is a best advantage and best time to start.

Starting young is a kind of  advantage that is not discountable. When anybody young think of starting a business question arise that whether he/she has the experience and cash but business is not always about experience , moreover, cash is easily manageable when you have idea and passion. It is easy to fail at young age because it's easy to recover!

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Ruhul Kader is a technology and business analyst based in Dhaka, Bangladesh. He is also the co-founder and CEO of Future Startup and author of Rethinking Failure: A short guide to living an entrepreneurial life. He writes about internet business, strategy, technology, technology policy, and society. He can be reached at

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