paul graham

Paul Graham – Lessons For Startups (2006)

We extracted the key points from a talk by Paul Graham titled Paul Graham’s Lessons For Startups 2006 Release early – iterate based on users’ reactions & create a sense of urgency to fix live bugs Keep pumping out features – force yourself to improve by listening to users & avoiding complexity, continuous improvement is great marketing Make users happy – show users what the software does, loyal users are worth more than gold Fear the right things – worry about startups and future competitors, not big companies or current competitors. Top concerns: internal miscues, inertia, ignoring users Commitment is...

Apple’s Mistake by Paul Graham

We saw an article written by Paul Graham of YCombinator recently, and found it rather thought-provoking. An excerpt: I don’t think Apple realizes how badly the App Store approval process is broken. Or rather, I don’t think they realize how much it matters that it’s broken.The way Apple runs the App Store has harmed their reputation with programmers more than anything else they’ve ever done. Their reputation with programmers used to be great. It used to be the most common complaint you heard about Apple was that their fans admired them too uncritically. The App Store has changed that....