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thoughtbot playbook
Based on the experience and study of <br />
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thoughtbot  advice  startup  strategy  from delicious
august 2011 by tysone
It just doesn't matter - Signal vs. Noise (by 37signals)
The best designers and the best programmers aren’t the ones with the best skills, or the nimblest fingers, or the ones who can rock and roll with photoshop or vim, they are the ones that can determine what just doesn’t matter. That’s where the real gains are made.
strategy  process  management  startup  quotes  from delicious
may 2011 by tysone
The best visual description of a company I've ever seen - (37signals)
It doesn’t matter how many rows or columns – it works at all scales. It’s such a simple representation of what is ultimately a simple idea (meeting up with people in your city who share a similar interest), but it could just as easily been diagrammed in a complex way.
startup  business  strategy 
december 2010 by tysone
Evan Williams | evhead: Ten Rules for Web Startups
#9: Be Agile: You know that old saw about a plane flying from California to Hawaii being off course 99% of the time—but constantly correcting? The same is true of successful startups—except they may start out heading toward Alaska.
startup  strategy  business 
january 2010 by tysone
What Startups Are Really Like
Why do people take too long on the first version? Pride, mostly. They hate to release something that could be better. They worry what people will say about them. But you have to overcome this: Doing something "simple" at first glance does not mean you aren't doing something meaningful, defensible, or valuable.
startup  strategy  advice  management  toread 
october 2009 by tysone
The next generation bends over - (37signals)
Intuit was disgruntled, Mint was disruptive. ... But today it seems like the old is doing the plowing. Let’s stop that. Let’s build great companies that are here to fight, here to win, and here to stay until the next generation after us comes along and kicks all our asses. And again and again and again. That’s how better happens.
startup  37signals  strategy  innovation 
september 2009 by tysone
[Quotable] Robert Stephens, David Pogue, Abraham Maslow, and more - (37signals)
“Training is a tax you pay for a lousy hiring environment…Marketing is a tax you pay for being unremarkable.”
quotes  strategy  startup 
september 2008 by tysone
Hire family people - (37signals)
A room full of young-guns is merely a crutch for shoddy management, lousy execution, and heroic myths. And you certainly need the latter if you’re trying to give turds wings, but how about just not trying to make crap fly in the first place?
startup  management  strategy 
april 2008 by tysone

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