The absolute best resource I have ever come across as an entrepreneur considering starting my own business it is the Stanford University lecture series, How to Start a Startup. This is a 20 part series run by Sam Altman, the president of Y Combinator. In each video, which are 45-50 minutes long, they have a … More How to Start a Startup (Video Series) – Amazing resource for Entrepreneurs
Great essay by Paul Graham on founding a company and participating in the things that you cannot scale. He uses specific examples of companies that did it right, and AirB&B is one of them. They actually met with everyone who signed up to list their home and take them out for coffee, as well as take professional photographs of … More Paul Graham: Do Things That Don’t Scale (Essay)
Article: “Don’t Write Business Plans: Advice for Startups from One of Silicon Valley’s Top Seed Investors” This is an article interview with Dave McClure, a Silicon Valley based VC from 500 Startups. You can read the entire article linked below, but here is a quote of his advice for startups: 1. “Don’t write business plans; instead build … More Don’t Write Business Plans (Article)
“You cannot create a market that doesn’t want to exist.” – Sam Altman, founder of Y-Combinator This is a key point, which I’ve been learning throughout my startup experience. The bottom line is that a market has to be open and willing to accept your product, and there needs to be market fit. You cannot solve for … More Quote: Sam Altman on Markets
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