Probably you may be right,you've talked about copying graffiti, and office designs etc How about management structure? Have Nigerian startups copied foreign management structure?
If we talk about people making startup, shouldn't we just talk about management?
From all I know,I still feel our tech startups tilt towards a traditional management structure,that isn't flat,collaborative activity is reduced, dwells more on extrinsic rewards,and obviously has the one problem traditional companies,have faced - beaurocracy!(Iroko inclusive)
Majority of new tech startup founders,probably from day one lack a vision of the management style they want to run for example, their picture of management still ends up being that beaurocratic,extrinsically motivated structure.
While the founder @ the startup I used as a Testcase kept talking about an alternative management style(flat),it turned out team-members obviously didn't even understand what he was talking about,they probably didn't even want it,obviously they loved and had been used to the old school management style.
The last time I checked the team,had all changed And employees were much more committed, even though they now work like ...,......they work on Saturdays too,very little pecks compared to when started,more pay though obviously.
Could it be,the Nigerian mindset even comes in here,that we are trained to be insincere,and only behave ourselves when we are controlled with so much force,that the person on top Almost becomes a dictator?