Really good article that came out a few months ago by Paul Graham and got picked up by Boing Boing again.

We could not have said it better ourselves (some points are not relevant, like investors….). Here are the main points for those who are too lazy to read the whole thing : )

  1. Be Careful with Cofounders
  2. Startups Take Over Your Life
  3. It’s an Emotional Roller-coaster
  4. It Can Be Fun
  5. Persistence Is the Key
  6. Think Long-Term
  7. Lots of Little Things
  8. Start with Something Minimal
  9. Engage Users
  10. Change Your Idea
  11. Don’t Worry about Competitors
  12. It’s Hard to Get Users
  13. Expect the Worst with Deals
  14. Investors Are Clueless
  15. You May Have to Play Games
  16. Luck Is a Big Factor
  17. The Value of Community
  18. You Get No Respect
  19. Things Change as You Grow
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