Thanks Sivabudh Pac Umpudh for the encouragement.
You are right, starting at a younger age has many advantages.
The purpose of my article is encouraging people to start, not letting their age become an excuse. As I briefly mentioned on the story, I started a company when I was much younger too.
It’s not about being older is better. Anyone can start their business with the right conditions.
There are also two facts:
- the percentage of innovators age 20–34 has reduced dramatically from 1990 to 2015 according to Kauffman Institute, while start up run by people 50+ have almost doubled in the same period.
- Some startups require preparation. Starting a new technology is about creating something new, so as you say, less experience opens innovation. In my case, to start a school to help people prepare for change leadership required a lot of preparation. Having run several organizations helped me learned a lot on how people deal with change. I studied and experimented with various methodologies to build my own, etc. etc.
Thanks for reading my piece!