The « Death » Of Anything Is Overrated


Editor’s note: Raghav Sharma is Co-founder and CEO of GuideVine, which helps consumers find and engage with financial advisers. He was an entrepreneur, consultant and banker in previous lives. 

In the tech world, everyone aspires to « kill » something.

At least, that is what you would think from the media coverage. « The death » of gamification. Of cable. Of video games. Of the Detroit auto industry. Real estate, car dealers, money, paper – all the victim of business homicide. However you cut it, we love slaughter.

And we love chaos. How else to describe the obsession with “disruption?” TechCrunch itself publishes profiles of more than 30 new startups a month, many of which want to “disrupt” the incumbent industry, not to mention its TechCrunch Disrupt events. It’s the highest compliment someone can give you, to say, “You’re disrupting the space.”

Why thank you, I do intend to destroy the current…

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