What does a start-up run on ?

Thursday, 20 December, Year 4 d.Tr. | Author: Mircea Popescu

This is a repost of an article originally published in Romanian back in March.

Dear chitlins, the time has come to turn the cards face up. Just as cars run on gas, computers run on electricity, starlets run on dreams and bureaucrats run up the budget, exactly by the same principle of universal consumption start-ups too. Start-ups too what ? Well... start-ups too various.

First, the list :


Then, to execute that list (which execution is, after making lists, the most important activity of a start-up) :


20 Kgs of coffee, 8 cartons of ciggarettes, a dozen wine bottles, a half dozen champagnei bottles, a pair XO 7 years old Cognac bottlesii, a pair anejo rum bottles, also 7 years old, to remind us of the glorious days of our retirement and how good it was and how we tired of it being good and so we followed the whispers of the devil to retire the retirement and look now that there's not enough hours in the day nor enough days in the week and when will we ever be able to relax for five minutes!!!

The moral of the story being that execution is the most important part of the life of the start-up, after list making.


  1. The Romanian stuff is really good. []
  2. Made locally, DOC be damned. []
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  1. For non-european english speakers: all you see are proletariat brands here, very cheap each.

    I'm curious for how much is Recas wine sold in Walmart stores(according to them they export there), here it is 2$/bottle. Third world labour wins. I drank merlot from them.

  1. [...] This to continue that ancient discussion. [...]

  2. [...] not just that some start-ups eat betteri than others ; and it's not just that some homes are happier than others, and it's not just that [...]

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