Paul Graham writes insightful essays on...
- How to Start a Startup.
Build something users love, and spend less than you make.
- Hiring is Obsolete.
The market is a lot more discerning than any employer.
- How to Make Wealth.
To get rich you need to get yourself in a situation with two things, measurement and leverage.
- Ideas for Startups.
The initial idea is not a blueprint, but a question.
- Why Smart People Have Bad Ideas.
A hacker who has learned what to make, and not just how to make, is extraordinarily powerful.
- The Hardest Lessons for Startups to Learn
Some things about startups are kind of counterintuitive.
- How to Fund a Startup.
Venture funding works like gears.
- How to Present to Investors.
Explain what you're doing and why users will want it.
- The Venture Capital Squeeze.
Why not let the founders have that first million, or at least half million?
- The Other Road Ahead.
You may not believe it, but I promise you, Microsoft is scared of you.
- What Business Can Learn from Open Source.
There may be more pain in your own company, but it won't hurt as much.
- What the Bubble Got Right.
Even a small increase in the rate at which good ideas win would be a momentous change.
- A Unified Theory of VC Suckage.
If you're not one of the very top funds, you're condemned to be the bad guys.