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What I Learned Building A Startup like Dogster, Inc.
"Don’t believe anything you whiteboard. Ever. Only believe what you see customers enjoying." and other bon mots
startup  management 
may 2015 by iankennedy
Before the Startup
At its best, starting a startup is merely an ulterior motive for curiosity. And you'll do it best if you introduce the ulterior motive toward the end of the process.
paulgraham  startup  lifehacks  toolkit 
october 2014 by iankennedy
Postmortem of a Venture-backed Startup
Looking at reasons why Sonar failed. "You do not have 20% time. Identify your top three priorities. Throw away numbers two and three."
sonar  lbs  startup  Resources  from delicious
december 2013 by iankennedy
How to hire
Spend more time Get your hands dirty Look for effectiveness Have people audition Use your personal networks Sell your mission The Sunday test Hire for cultural fit Don't compromise Be generous, mostly with equity Trust your gut on red flags Always be recruiting Fire fast Add rigor around hiring process Don't hire if you don't need to
hiring  startup  resources  from delicious
september 2013 by iankennedy
What You Want in a VP Eng from the Recruiters Behind Twitter and Zappos
design the role you want to fill by outlining the specific pain points and problems you’re trying to solve - and then determine your requirements and measure them rigorously
hiring  startup  resources  from delicious
september 2013 by iankennedy
Do Things that Don't Scale
Counter-intuitive in this day and age of massively scaled consumer start-ups but in the beginning of every great start-up is the Hustler phase.
paulgraham  startup  resources  from delicious
july 2013 by iankennedy
Holacracy - Social Technology for Purposeful Organization
Holacracy is a real-world-tested social technology for purposeful organization. It radically changes how an organization is structured, how decisions are made, and how power is distributed.
organization  startup  resources  holacracy  from delicious
april 2013 by iankennedy
Quant Based Marketing for Start Ups | Noah Kagan's Okdork.com
Don't build a product until you know what features and messages resonate with your target audience. Product testing on the cheap.
startup  marketing  from delicious
july 2012 by iankennedy
Meet the tireless entrepreneur who squatted at AOL - CNET Mobile
Awesome story of entrepreneur who camped out for months inside AOL office to save money. $30/month in Silicon Valley! http://t.co/LP0GyS1y
aol  startup  hack 
may 2012 by iankennedy
Startups, This Is How Design Works – by Wells Riley
Great primer on what makes good design, why startups need to pay attention to it, and how to find the mythical designer-founder.
startup  design  from delicious
april 2012 by iankennedy
What I learned from OneTrueFan
Lessons learned from Chris Tacy, Biz Dev at One True Fan.
onetruefan  startup 
october 2011 by iankennedy
Misadventures in VC Funding: The $24 Million Moz Almost ...
Heart-wrenching story about a round of fundraising which went sour.
startup  funding  from delicious
august 2011 by iankennedy
Tools for any agile web/software startup
From Sumit Chachra, list of tools for any start-up lets you get up and running for less than $200/month.
startup  toolkit 
april 2011 by iankennedy
Microtask
Crowdsourced and distributed 2-minute tasks
finland  startup  crowdsourcing 
march 2011 by iankennedy
Universal Pitch Deck
just fill in the blanks! it's that easy!
startup  vc 
february 2011 by iankennedy
Jason Fried - Things We’ve Learned at 37Signals | Kris Jordan
Notes from Jason's talk at Web 2.0 Expo NY. Keeping projects and teams the right size, value of working remotely, good stuff.
inspiration  startup  culture 
september 2008 by iankennedy
Elements of Sustainable Companies
Sequoia Capitals list of what counts. Essential reading for any startup.
inspiration  list  startup 
march 2008 by iankennedy
Meaningful Overnight Relationship
The creator of WordPress thankfully lets a little air out of the bubble
startup  wordpress 
may 2007 by iankennedy

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