1. PROLOGUE: Birth of a Startup (and of a Diary)

by diariodiunsopravvissutoallacrisi

FEBRUARY 15, 2014 h. 16:30

DAY 1

keep calm and survive crisis diary of a crisis survivor startup team crisis

When I decided to start writing a blog, with great sincerity, I did not expect to be here where I am also on Saturday afternoon.

I was expecting to “find myself inspired to write on top of that hill ” (rather than the sea ), obviously in complete solitude .

However, I am here, where I have spent most time over the last three years: at work, behind a desk.

I want to talk about the life of a young thirty year old Italian worker, but most of all an aspiring startupper (when the work will allow me).

A little information about me: my name is Victor, I love spending my free time with family and friends, now I’m  apolitical and, now, I hate football.

You’ll have to make do with this information to imagine the writer…About my career, I will be more detailed.

After graduating , three years ago, I was cast in a saturated world of work, in Italy, well … at the wrong place at the wrong time .

The first year I was excited about the job, so as not to notice my growing dissatisfaction.

The other two years, instead although I believe enthusiastic about life, have gone not very well. For this reason, I have felt a need for revenge, that I’m trying to satiate with an entrepreneurial project of my own. Of course, in the hours when I’m not working .

For three years now I have been stressed basically by two things, work and my country.

As regards the work, I’m a consultant within a company, and I’m tired of furious rhythms for inadequate rewards, monetary and otherwise. For this reason I’m planning my revenge..creating a Start Up of my own.

Instead Italy..well..I don’t want to pull out the story of “young people have to leave Italy as soon as they can“, but the reasons are all there. I am a young aspiring startupper who wants to live a relaxed life ( family, health, job satisfaction ), but this Italy is not a country for young people(cited above).

Is it because of the economic crisis? Called “The Great C”, from now on.

I do not want to emphasize the concept, but I would rather take the Great C, with the right amount of irony, talking about a Diary of a young man who fights daily to “survive” in a work situation that kills every new attempt: this situation is the Great C  indeed.

My survival of the Great C will be told here, in this blog, indeed, in this diary: I’d like to write about my work  and my emergents entrepreneurial project, but at the same time, do a little ‘ ironically…in short, oscar wilde quote “life is far too important a thing ever to talk seriously about”.

I want to tell you step by step about my adventure as a young aspirant startupper in an Italy sick to the bone, where everyone and anyone is a zombie that eats society, where everyone and anyone complains more than they actually try to fight the Great C, where everyone and anyone is victim and victimizer, some with more, some with minor faults.

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