Startup advice that has actually been helpful [WIP]
By now I’ve read hundreds of books and articles on advice for startup founders and entrepreneurs. Most of it has been completely unhelpful—‘Trusims’ drawn from one individuals experience solving a set of problems very different to your own.
With that, there’s a few bits of advice that have stuck, or helped steer us at key moments. I’ll list as many of them as I can here.
- Doing a startup is “Learning how to build a sustainable business” given sector/market. —Eric Ries, The Lean Startup
- “Build, measure, learn”. The most important thing you can do is work on making this cycle move as fast as possible. —Eric Ries, The Lean Startup