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Before the Startup

“The ultimate advice for young would-be startup founders, boiled down to two words: just learn.”

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“‘ly’ is the mullet of startup names.”

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“Twitter is an intellectual convenience store.”

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“The most important factor in doing original work is to do it before the errands, not after.”

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“Everyone has something they’re unusually good at. When you meet someone try to figure out what it is.”

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“The best protection against competitor x is to do things that are contrary to their DNA.”

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“The danger of competitors, for a good startup, is not that they’ll take your users, but that you’ll do dumb things out of fear of them.”

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“There are people who fix problems and people who complain about problems, and the two sets are remarkably disjoint.”

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“If having most employees working from home makes it harder to have meetings, companies may actually be more productive.”

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“If you do creative work, try to avoid situations where people with less ability than you can tell you what to do, or edit your work.”