July 31, 2020

Why Be An Entrepreneur?

I saw a discussion on Reddit about entrepreneurship recently that got me thinking. What’s the point of being an entrepreneur when the odds of success are incredibly low? This is especially true if you’re low on resources or clout. Read more

May 20, 2020

Startups Are a Beauty Contest

One of the hard truths in startups, especially VC funded startups, is that perception matters more than reality. Many people are able to raise vast amounts of money at high valuations on little more than excitement about the prospect of a viable business some time in the future. Read more

December 2, 2019

Startup Ideas

Starting any company is hard. Startups are even harder. If you want to start a company but don’t have a business idea, then the first step is figuring out what to build. Read more

November 17, 2019


Dopamine is a chemical in our brains associated with good feels. Rather than explaining it myself, I’ll share a quote from the book “The Righteous Mind: Why Good People Are Divided by Politics and Religion”, (pp. Read more

November 14, 2019

Making Something People Want

Y┬áCombinator has a famous motto: make something people want. The first reference I could find to that motto was this blog post from Paul Graham. I think it’s a great motto: people will pay for things they want, thus you can make a business out of it. Read more

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