Is Urchin a terrible name? Is it any worse than, say, Uber? Or Google? Or Verizon? Or Lenovo? Or Del? Or Samsung?

I agree that portraying everything that a successful company did as “lessons” isn’t a good idea. And, to be clear, that’s not even the lesson of the story.

The lesson is that a name isn’t as important as the underlying business, which seems like a fair lesson, no?

--

--

--

I teach entrepreneurship at Duke. Software Engineer. PhD in English. I write about the mistakes entrepreneurs make since I’ve made plenty. More @ aarondinin.com

Love podcasts or audiobooks? Learn on the go with our new app.

Get the Medium app

A button that says 'Download on the App Store', and if clicked it will lead you to the iOS App store
A button that says 'Get it on, Google Play', and if clicked it will lead you to the Google Play store
Aaron Dinin, PhD

Aaron Dinin, PhD

I teach entrepreneurship at Duke. Software Engineer. PhD in English. I write about the mistakes entrepreneurs make since I’ve made plenty. More @ aarondinin.com

More from Medium

A Major Shift Is Taking Place In The Spotify Music Platform Company

A Major Shift Is Taking Place In The Spotify Music Platform Company

Why I’m Building on the Blockchain (AKA Crypto is Not Necessarily a Ponzi Scheme)

sketchy.png

An Ode to the Past Two Years of the Pandemic

Apply for $1,800 grants to tell stories about the collective power of workers