Just some thoughts

Wednesday, May 03, 2006

Paul Graham has a new essay.

The essay is called, "The Hardest Lessons for Startups to Learn."  It's typical PG.

Here's a small excerpt:

Startup founders are naturally optimistic. They wouldn't do it otherwise. But you should treat your optimism the way you'd treat the core of a nuclear reactor: as a source of power that's also very dangerous. You have to build a shield around it, or it will fry you.
Here's another:

The way to succeed in a startup is to focus on the goal of getting lots of users, and keep walking swiftly toward it while investors and acquirers scurry alongside trying to wave money in your face.