Billionaires Build by Paul Graham

What do users want? What new things could you build for them? Founders who’ve become billionaires are always eager to talk about that topic. That’s how they became billionaires. In a market economy, it’s hard to make something people want that they don’t already have. If people knew about this need and were able to satisfy it, there would be no room for startup. That said, it has to be either a new and uncertain need or a new way to satisfy one....

July 21, 2021 · 2 min

Frequency and Intensity Analysis by Michael Seibel

The thing that kills most startup is losing motivation to work on your startup. It can come from multiple sources such as your founders relationship doesn’t survive, you work on a problem you don’t really care about. The first thing to think about when choosing a problem is to hack your personal motivation. How can you pick up a set of problems or users that not only you’re fighting for today but when you’re really tired, frustrating, low on cash 10 years from now?...

July 20, 2021 · 3 min

How to Get Startup Ideas by Jared Friedman

Avoid these most common mistakes Don’t believe that you need an amazing idea to get started. It’s really easy to look at current successful companies today like Google and Facebook and think that they had such brilliant ideas when they started. The fact was, they were the 20th search engine and social media back then. They were only good initial ideas. Don’t work on the first idea that comes to mind without carefully deciding if it’s actually a good one....

March 13, 2021 · 4 min

How To Make Wealth by Paul Graham

Startup is a way to compress your whole working life into a few years Imagine the stress of working as a software engineer for your whole life, and saving every penny of your salary, and retiring with a million dollars. In a startup, instead of working at a low intensity for 40 years, you compress all this stress, work as hard as you possibly can for 4 years. At the end of the day, to make a million dollars, you have to endure a million dollars' worth of pain....

December 28, 2020 · 6 min

How To Get Startup Ideas by Paul Graham

Solve your own problems The most common mistake startups make is to solve problems that no one has. Why? Because they try hard to think of startup ideas and fool themselves into working on them while paying no attention to the market or users. Now, in order to ensure that a problem exists, look within yourself, find problems that you have yourself and work on that. This way, you know that you, as an user, will use it and hopefully others will too....

December 27, 2020 · 4 min

The Mom Test by Rob Fitzpatrick

Taking to customer is hard. Conversations take time and easy to screw up. Bad conversations give you a false positive which convince you that you’re on the right path when you’re not. You shouldn’t ask your mom or anyone whether your business is a good idea because it’s a bad question and invites everyone to lie to you at least a little. The Mom Test is a set of 3 simple rules for crating good questions that even your mom can’t lie about: Talk about their lives instead of your idea....

June 23, 2020 · 6 min

Getting Real by Jason Fried

The starting line: Build less: less features, options, people, meetings, promises. Solve your problem. You know what’s is important and what’s not for the product itself. It’s likely people have the same problem so now you have a market too. Fund yourself Outside funding is plan B. Investors want their money back quickly → overhead + other complicated things follow. Money constraints force you to focus + allow creativity....

March 13, 2020 · 6 min

Rework by Jason Fried

Takedowns. Today is a new reality where anyone can be in business. Informations are easy to access and within reach. It’s easy to work from home or collaborate with others across the globe. Stuff that was impossible is simple today. Writing a plan makes you feel in control of things you can’t control. Plans are guesses. Don’t be obsess you it. It’s OK to wing....

March 13, 2020 · 4 min