Friday, January 16, 2015

An Instant Success Business is Short Lived

The longer the life expectancy of a species the longer it takes it to mature and be able to reproduce. Saying it the other way around: the higher the age of maturity of a species, the age at which it is able to give birth, the longer the life expectancy of that species is.

Mirroring this concept to the business world, an overnight successful business might thus be short lived while one that has taken its time to mature first can live much longer. Google for instance was by no means an overnight success. I remember the days when Google was just another search engine with a terribly looking interface. It took Google quite a while to establish itself as the #1 search engine. Google has survived the test of time and grown to be a powerful search engine and even expanded beyond that.