We Need To Have A Debate About Growth

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http://techcrunch.com – Editor’s Note: Semil Shah is a contributor to TechCrunch. You can follow him on Twitter at @semil. In September 2012, Y Combinator’s Paul Graham penned a widely-circulated essay titled “Startups = Growth.” The message was clear — startups are about growth. Once a startup stops growing, it gets busy dying. Since so much of the Valley hangs on Graham’s words (myself included), this essay cemented what Andrew Chen proclaimed in his famous post earlier in 2012 “Growth Hacker Is The New VP Marketing,” that the stakes for gathering huge crowds of users on new hyper-growth pla (IT news)