06 Mar '12, 6am

Why All Business Founders Should Learn Basic Programming

by Lee Shen Han If I had a dollar for every time I heard someone mention that he/she’s got a fantastic idea for an Internet startup, I’d probably have about eight bucks. (I guess I don’t have a lot of friends) The conversations usually start with hushed tones, furtive glances and proclamations of that million dollar idea just waiting to get off the ground. All they need is a technical founder… I’m not usually one to judge but based on the number of times I’ve been sworn to secrecy, it seems that these budding entrepreneurs place too high a premium on ‘ideas’ and not nearly enough on execution. The time has passed when you could just outsource the coding and build the next big thing on the Internet. It’s long past the point when everybody was building a content driven startup. In this day and age, everybody who wants to start an online business has to know how to code, and ...

Full article: http://www.youngupstarts.com/2012/03/06/why-all-business-...

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