Sam Altman’s recent blog post about how to generate ideas for startups has some invaluable tips that I think apply to much more than just new companies. As a reminder, Sam Altman is an entrepreneur and the former president of Y Combinator. So he’s had… Read More
I thoroughly enjoy the way that Paul Graham reasons through arguments. There’s something hyper rational about it. And even if you happen to disagree with his position(s), you still end up appreciating the way he has taken you through his logic. I guess that’s what… Read More
This recent post by Sam Altman (of Y Combinator) on how to achieve outlier success was just passed around our office. And it’s so fucking good that I decided to regurgitate it here on the blog by listing all 13 of his thoughts along with… Read More
Earlier today my friend Saadat sent me the following tweet: @donnelly_b you need to apply to this: https://t.co/NrYmO1D1ge — Saadat Qadri (@saadatqadri) June 27, 2016 //platform.twitter.com/widgets.js It’s a link to a new research project by Y Combinator – the famed Silicon Valley seed accelerator. They… Read More
https://500px.com/embed.js “Great ideas alter the power balance in relationships. That’s why great ideas are initially resisted.” –Hugh Macleod I have been following the work and writing of designer Tobias van Scheider for quite some time now. If you don’t subscribe to his newsletter and you… Read More
Yesterday afternoon Sam Altman of Y Combinator published a blog post talking about a new YC Fellowship program for even earlier stage companies. For those of you who aren’t familiar with Y Combinator, they are a super successful funding platform for early stage startups. They are… Read More
As a follow up to my recent post called “Disrupting everything”, I thought I would share this talk by venture capitalist Chris Dixon at Y Combinator’s Startup School. In it, he talks about why good ideas often seem like bad ideas at first. Chris frames… Read More
Live in the future, then build what’s missing.
“The way to get startup ideas is not to try to think of startup ideas. It’s to look for problems, preferably problems you have yourself.
The very best startup ideas tend to have three things in common: they’re something the founders themselves want, that they themselves can build, and that few others realize are worth doing. Microsoft, Apple, Yahoo, Google, and Facebook all began this way.”