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  1. Feb 2023
  2. Sep 2022
    1. so much about startups is counterintuitive. And when you tell someone something counterintuitive, what it sounds to them is wrong. So the reason founders don't listen to us is that they don't believe us. At least not till experience teaches them otherwise. [4]The reason startups are so counterintuitive is that they're so different from most people's other experiences. No one knows what it's like except those who've done it.

      Doing startup is counterintuitive!

    2. I recently told applicants to Y Combinator that the best advice I could give for getting in, per word, was Explain what you've learned from users.

      PG best advice to founders.

  3. May 2020
    1. Paul Graham

      If you haven't read PG's essays, stop now and do so (http://paulgraham.com/articles.html). You can find my summary of his stuff here (https://blas.com/on-paul-graham/) but be warned that it's still nearly 200 pages. His writings contain an incredible amount of wisdom and have hugely influenced my own thinking and you will see that throughout The Latticework