Spend less, want less, don’t let money rule you

1. You might think you want an expensive car, a fancy watch, and a huge house. But I'm telling you, you don't. 2. It's normal to assume that all financial success and failure is earned.  realize that not all success is due to hard work, and not all poverty is due to laziness. 3. This may … Continue reading Spend less, want less, don’t let money rule you

start with good people, to make something customers actually want, and to spend as little money as possible

You need three things to create a successful startup: to start with good people, to make something customers actually want, and to spend as little money as possible. Most startups that fail do it because they fail at one of these. A startup that does all three will probably succeed. from Pocket http://paulgraham.com/start.html via IFTTT

It’s tempting to diversify, particularly when it comes to what you offer the world. More breadth, though, doesn’t cause change, and it won’t get you noticed. Focus works. A sharp edge cuts through the clutter. https://seths.blog/2017/03/holding-your-breadth/

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Great cities attract ambitious people. You can sense it when you walk around one. In a hundred subtle ways, the city sends you a message: you could do more; you should try harder. –@paulg

Great cities attract ambitious people. You can sense it when you walk around one. In a hundred subtle ways, the city sends you a message: you could do more; you should try harder. The surprising thing is how different these messages can be. New York tells you, above all: you should make more money. from … Continue reading Great cities attract ambitious people. You can sense it when you walk around one. In a hundred subtle ways, the city sends you a message: you could do more; you should try harder. –@paulg

There is such a thing as good and bad procrastination. Listen carefully when you don’t want to do something. You should either do it right away, or avoid it forever.

The most impressive people I know are all terrible procrastinators. So could it be that procrastination isn't always bad? Most people who write about procrastination write about how to cure it. But this is, strictly speaking, impossible. There are an infinite number of things you could be doing. from Pocket http://paulgraham.com/procrastination.html via IFTTT

Happiness = Health + Wealth + Good Relationships // Health = Exercise + Diet + Sleep from @naval https://startupboy.com/2008/02/08/life-formulas-i/

These are notes to myself. Your frame of reference, and therefore your calculations, may vary. These are not definitions – these are algorithms for success. Contributions welcome. Accountability = Personal Branding + Personal Platform + Taking Risk? from Pocket https://startupboy.com/2008/02/08/life-formulas-i/ via IFTTT

Unions worked well when manufacturing was a growth industry. Today, we simply live in a time when the fast-growing companies overspend on different things. h/t @paulg http://www.paulgraham.com/unions.html

People who worry about the increasing gap between rich and poor generally look back on the mid twentieth century as a golden age. In those days we had a large number of high-paying union manufacturing jobs that boosted the median income. from Pocket http://www.paulgraham.com/unions.html via IFTTT

Financing is all about options. Debt is a focusing instrument, it reduces your options. VC is a focusing instrument you must pursue the paths of most growth.

Financing, that is...I had mixed emotions when I read the the press release on the recent funding of iControl Networks. Now that iControl has raised over $100M, this got me thinking back to our original business plan. from Pocket http://www.professorvc.com/2011/06/how-much-is-enough.html via IFTTT