Archive | September, 2012

Fail-Safe

29 Sep

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Buffalo’s own Chris Sacca

28 Sep

Great interview with Chris Sacca- Angel Investor extraordinaire who grew up in Lockport, NY. I saw Chris speak a few weeks ago in Downtown Buffalo at Z80 labs. He is a world class hustler and had some amazing stories to share, most of which he recounts in the video linked above.  Enjoy

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Excerpt from “This Will Make You Smarter.”

23 Sep

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Why Growth Rate Matters…

23 Sep
weekly yearly
1% 1.7x
2% 2.8x
5% 12.6x
7% 33.7x
10% 142.0x

A company that grows at 1% a week will grow 1.7x a year, whereas a company that grows at 5% a week will grow 12.6x. A company making $1000 a month (a typical number early in YC) and growing at 1% a week will 4 years later be making $7900 a month, which is less than a good programmer makes in salary in Silicon Valley. A startup that grows at 5% a week will in 4 years be making $25 million a month[10]

Source- http://paulgraham.com/growth.html

Imagine Growth- Paul Graham

23 Sep

“When Richard Feynman said that the imagination of nature was greater than the imagination of man, he meant that if you just keep following the truth you’ll discover cooler things than you could ever have made up. For startups, growth is a constraint much like truth. Every successful startup is at least partly a product of the imagination of growth.”

 

 

linked-http://paulgraham.com/growth.html

Whose Shoulders Are You On?

22 Sep

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3 Game Changers

21 Sep