Article: Paul Graham’s Startup Advice for the Lazy

Here are the renowned programmer Paul Graham's startup tips:

  1. Pick good cofounders
  2. Launch fast
  3. Let your idea evolve (most ideas appear in implementation)
  4. Understand your users (many successful startups make something the founders needed)
  5. Better to make a few users love you than a lot ambivalent
  6. Offer surprisingly good customer service
  7. You make what you measure (measuring something has an uncanny tendency to improve it)
  8. Spend little
  9. Get ramen profitable (just enough to pay the founders’ living expenses)
  10. Avoid distractions (the worst type are those that pay money like day jobs and consulting)
  11. Don’t get demoralized
  12. Don’t give up
  13. Deals fall through