How To Decide What To Build - Daniel Gross


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People often tell me they want to start a startup, but they don’t know what to build. “I’m not a person with ideas”, they’ll say. Stop that narrative. You are whatever you tell yourself you are. To quote Steve Jobs: “everything in the world was created by people no smarter than you”. via Pocket
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2 days ago by LaptopHeaven
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People often tell me they want to start a startup, but they don’t know what to build. “I’m not a person with ideas”, they’ll say. Stop that narrative. You are…
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4 days ago by patrick
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7 days ago by dr3wster
People often tell me they want to start a startup, but they don’t know what to build. “I’m not a person with ideas”, they’ll say. Stop that narrative. You are…
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8 days ago by freeatnet
Daniel Gross (YC partner) talks about how to determine the product you should work on.
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8 days ago by adamtait
Make sure you enjoy thinking about it. Your primary edge as a founder will be the number of hours you spent thinking about a specific problem. Over time, you should accumulate more hours than almost anyone on earth. This will only work if it doesn’t feel like a chore. If you genuinely are fascinated by the problem.
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9 days ago by vielmetti
"perpetual motion"

- Start small. Try to solve your burning need.
- Focus on the repeat offenders. Find your burning need.
- Tell others what you're doing. Conversation helps to sharpen thoughts, and give you the motivation to continue.
- Make sure you enjoy solving it.
- Simplify, focus.
- Validate your market: spend a lot of time talking to customers.
- Launch *uncomfortably* quickly

作者是Daniel Gross,曾是YC最年轻的founder,创始了Cue并在后来被苹果收购成为Direction,现在为YC的partner。

这片博文中Daniel给出了一些选择/执行项目的建议

- 从小项目开始,尝试解决自己遇到的不便和难题
- 关注与自己经常会想起的项目上
- 把自己的项目告诉朋友,既能通过他们的反馈来锤炼自己的项目创意,又能给自己多一些完成项目的激励
- 确保自己享受这个项目,如果你没有从中获得乐趣,那么你很难能坚持把时间花在上面
- 养成简化的习惯,专注在你尝试解决的问题,并采用最简单的方法来实现,目标是加快项目发布的时间
- 验证你的目标市场,花时间去和你的用户聊聊,了解他们愿意为什么东西买单,和愿意花费多少。如果你不去研究市场,那么你很难知道你是不是把时间花在成正确的产品上。
- 在忐忑时尽快推出市场,获取用户的最佳时机就是你觉得还太早时。先把产品放上市场,听取用户的意见,然后快速迭代。
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9 days ago by mazin_z1