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Y Combinator Startup Playbook

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Extremely brief notes to self on: http://playbook.samaltman.com/


When to build:


B2C - iterate based on feedback

B2B - get letters of intent prior to building




Build something that gets more powerful with scale and is difficult to copy




Know the market opp today and the market opp in 10 years

Best to be a large part of a small market, at first.









Other Stuff:


Build a product improvement engine into your business process

Find the root causes of problems

Invest in becoming a good manager - sustainable effort

Mission + Vision = higher purpose : this must be clear and powerful enough to motivate everyone involved.

Find mentors and peers

The company does what the CEO measures

Lack of momentum = demoralization







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