The great asymmetry between the left and right is that they are, to a large degree, living their economic worldviews: the left gets easy money from on high to do their stuff — grants from philanthropists, venture capital, etc. — and the right has to create wealth from the bottom up by bootstrapping. For the right, one must bear his own risk, thus getting started is a big jump less frequently taken; for the left, there are institutions that will bear your risk for you, so they have an overabundance of founders of startups with a 90% failure rate.
An aside: the insulation from risk for the founder insulates his leftist political beliefs from the reality of the market. Not having to bear his own risk, he will never understand what it is to be a true entrepreneur; he can continue believing that business owners don’t deserve to be paid more than an employee, etc., without challenge.
There are a lot of people working 9-5s who can start viable enterprises that benefit their cause, but they’ve got families to feed and need to know they can feed their families doing these things. Even crowdfunding is off the table, with Gofundme shutting down right-wing fundraisers. The best way to show these people that they can make it is to support right-wing entrepreneurs: their market success sends a signal to those who haven’t taken the jump yet.
Software companies, at present, generally operate under a deeply flawed collaboration model: a socialist one. The engineering team owns the codebase in common, with no one having more authority than anyone else in any part of it. When you make changes, anyone on the team, no mater how far removed from the changes you’re making, can criticize and obstruct your changes; even if you’re altering something you created to begin with and know best.
This socialist model is ideal for entryists to sabotage and subvert. Furthermore, it fails to reward those of outstanding merit, who can only get informal recognition at best. There has to be a better option.
A bold engineer has noted these flaws and devised an alternative that mitigates or eliminates them entirely: Sovereign Software Development.
Today, the DisruptSV wiki makes its debut.
This is our knowledge base for target companies, their weaknesses, and how to profitably take advantage of those weaknesses. Join the cause to take back tech from its occupiers — it’s literally in your financial interest.
While we’ve all got our plans that we won’t be sharing, contribute your other insights to the knowledge base so others can hit the ground running. Having more bootstrapped, closely-held companies in the space benefits us all indirectly. Your contribution to the wiki is a vote for this eventuality.
This has been a fruitful week.
We’re near launching the wiki, where we can collaborate to overwhelm Silicon Valley giants with small, targeted competition. Even with massive workforces and mountains of cash, they can’t defend every position.
The next article will be a heavy one. Until then, enjoy this excellent post on IndieHackers: How to Build a Startup Empire without Selling Your Freedom.