What My 70-Year-Old Mom Can Teach Startups About Competition

Aaron Dinin, PhD
5 min readNov 26, 2019

Growing up, I remember my parents recording their favorite TV shows on a VCR while the rest of the world had begun switching to DVRs. Like all petulant children, my siblings and I would regularly make fun of them for being “old” and “behind the times.”

“That’ll never be us,” we’d swear. We’d always be the kinds of people who bought the newest phones the day…

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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