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I'm an extrovert developer, but I still am in the process of creating a business that provides massive value to the world, so take whatever I say with a grain of salt.

I've work in startups with and without VC. What I've seen is that there is a lot of chaos and on the manager level, an astonishing lack of understanding about what technology can do.

That usually drives to really poor hiring decisions and ask for vague requirements that usually are incomplete, not a great solution and late.

DON'T

  • Assume you know everything.
  • Play finite games.
  • Try to get more funding just because you have a startup.
  • Assume you need to escalate.
  • Cut corners.
  • Try to appeal to the mass.

DO

  • Focus on creating value to the customer.
  • Stand for something.
  • Play an infinite games. Great blog post by Seth Godin.
  • Take VC unless you really need to.
  • Learn, always.

Here are some great books that I strongly recommend:

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