Recipes for startup failure
Paul Graham’s essay, How to Get Startup Ideas, is long but very much worth reading. Normally I’d pull a quote, but it’s a valuable piece from start to finish, and it’s hard to know what to choose. Go read it, then come back. He makes clear that, more than anything else, if you want to […]
Startups and growth
Y Combinator founder Paul Graham’s essays are invaluable if you want to be a part of the startup ecosystem. His latest, Startup = Growth, is required reading, and defines, once and for all, the difference between a “startup” and a “new business”: A startup is a company designed to grow fast. Being newly founded does […]
Die, Hollywood, die!
Paul Graham’s Y-Combinator request for startups that will kill Hollywood has opened up a can of exploding radioactive mega-worms – and this time, they’re angry. In the wake of the Internet industry’s fight against SOPA and PIPA, he posed the problem: The main reason we want to fund such startups is not to protect the […]