better way to learn how to launch a startup than to get advice from those who’ve proven to be successful with their own startups? Here is a collection of excellent wisdom and advice from some of the best startup sages in web history. Also included are links to their blogs and twitter profiles. Both resources are still alive and offer valuable information that only adds to their impressive body of work.
Evan Williams (Blogger, Odeo, Twitter)
Advice for Startups (1995 long before Twitter)
10 Rules for Web Startups
Several video interviews during Odeo days
Loic Lemeur (seesmic)
Top 10 Things for Startups
Think Global Not Local
Jason Calacanis (Mahalo)
Twitter: @JasonCalacanis Blog: http://www.calacanis.com
How to save money running a startup (17 really good tips)
Startup Handbook: How to identify and deal with the slow masses, knowledgeable skeptics, and savvy dreamers.
Guy Kawasaki (Truemors, AllTop, Garage)
The Art of Innovation (Speech with Slides)
The Art of the Start (Speech)
Michael Arrington (Techcrunch)
Startups Must Hire The Right People And Watch Every Penny or Fail
Michael Arrington and 13 Startup CEOs at Web 2.0 (Video)
Gary Vaynerchuk (Winelibrary.TV)
Legacy is Greater than Currency
The DNA Game
Final Thoughts on Startups:
This was just a sampling of the vast amount of excellent information available today about startups from the masterminds who’ve been successful with their own startups.
I selected the cream of the crop here and included many video presentations as well. Does following all of this advice ensure successful for your startup? I doubt it.
However, it will only help you avoid many of the mistakes that others have experienced the hard way. Perhaps you can become of these startup sages someday sharing the lessons you’ve learned!