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Both the author and his critique have different labels for the same thing. Its a non-issue.

A startup is company which doesnt have a stable cashflow and is searching for one. Thats about the only difference that really needs to be applied from a taxonomy point of view.

Impact is also completely unrelated to the label "startup". Private citizens, companies, NGOs, social communities and even projects-on-the-internet (eg: Linux) have had a huge impact on the world and its hard to say who has had more. Again another inane and useless conversation - who has more impact.

First make enough money to attempt to make an impact. Then you can try your hand at actually making an impact.

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