Culture & Competency

Paul Graham on "Lessons for Startups"

I read a great article by Paul Graham yesterday, entitled The Hardest Lessons for Startups to Learn. The seven lessons were:

  1. Release Early
  2. Keep Pumping Out Features … this thought particularly stood out in light of my new job … “they will love you if you improve in response to their comments, because customers are used to people ignoring them
  3. Make Users Happy
  4. Fear the Right Things
  5. Commitment is a Self-Fulfilling Prophecy
  6. There is Always Room
  7. Don’t Get Your Hopes Up

I don’t have much to add to what he wrote, but I did want to say that his ideas resonated with me, and that I’ll be “working on my lessons” going forward. Thanks Paul.

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