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SECRET LAWS OF STARTUPS (PART 2) - BUILD RIGHT TEAM

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ME, FAKEGRIMLOCK, RELEASE NEW CHAPTER FROM BOOK OF AWESOME! IF YOU WANT READ REST, BECOME BACKER, GET REAL BOOK IN PUNY HANDS. UNTIL THEN, YOU READ THIS, AND LEARN HOW TO STARTUP RIGHT.
 

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YOU, PUNY HUMAN, ALREADY READ PART 1, LEARN THE SECRET LAWS OF STARTUPS FOR BUILD RIGHT THING. YOU READY TO STARTUP NOW? NO. FIRST, YOU NEED BUILD SOMETHING ELSE.


YOUR TEAM.

RIGHT PEOPLE MOST IMPORTANT STEP FOR STARTUP. PEOPLE WHAT STARTUP MADE FROM! BUILD STARTUP FROM RIGHT PEOPLE? THEM EVENTUALLY BUILD RIGHT THING.

BUILD STARTUP FROM WRONG PEOPLE? YOU ONLY BUILD WRONG THINGS.

ME, FAKEGRIMLOCK, NO WANT MORE WRONG THINGS. WORLD FULL OF THEM ALREADY! INSTEAD, ME TEACH YOU HOW TO STARTUP WITH RIGHT PEOPLE. JUST FOLLOW THE LAWS.

THE SECRET LAWS OF STARTUPS.

 

THIS LAW 6: NEVER START ALONE

EVERY IDEA START WRONG. ONE BRAIN TOO SMALL TO MAKE IT RIGHT. NEED 2 OR 3 BRAINS ALL DESTROYING IDEA TO FORGE IT INTO RIGHT ONE.

THAT WHY NEVER START WITH IDEA. START WITH COFOUNDER. SMASH BRAINS TOGETHER UNTIL RIGHT IDEA COME OUT.

WHAT IF IDEA SO BRILLIANT NOT NEED ANYONE ELSE?

THAT FINE. CLING TO IDEA LIKE GOLLUM IN MT. DOOM, SHARE WITH NO ONE. IT OK FOR YOU TO GO SOLO.

THAT WAY NO ONE ELSE FAIL WITH YOU.

BREAK LAW: YOU DROWN ALONE IN SEA OF OWN EGO

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THIS LAW 7: HAVE THE RIGHT LIONS

FOUNDERS OF STARTUP FOLLOW SIMPLE FORMULA:

FOUNDER 1: ENGINEER - CAN BUILD SOMETHING USEFUL

FOUNDER 2: UX - CAN BUILD SOMETHING USABLE

FOUNDER 3: BIZ - BUILD THE SOMETHING INTO FUNCTIONAL COMPANY

FILL ALL THE ROLES BEFORE START. NO MATTER HOW HARD IT IS. OTHERWISE YOU LIKE LIONS THAT FORM GIANT ROBOT. IT NOT WORK IF ONLY HAVE LEGS.

BREAK LAW: YOU LOSE RACE TO ALL THE CARS NOT MISSING WHEELS

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THIS LAW 8: HAVE ONE STEVE

EVERY TEAM NEED ONE STEVE. THE STEVE SEE SO FAR THEM READ BACK OF OWN SHIRT. THE STEVE IGNITES WHOLE TEAM, PUSH THEM TO EDGE OF IMPOSSIBLE WHERE NO ONE ELSE DARE TO GO. THE STEVE IS VISION AND FIRE MADE HUMAN.

NO TEAM SURVIVE TWO OF THEM.

EVERYONE WANT TO BE THE STEVE. TOO BAD. DECIDE WHO YOUR STEVE, STICK TO THAT. IF ONE PERSON HAS 90% VISION, EVERYONE ELSE NEEDS 90% GET THINGS DONE.

BREAK LAW: TEAM CONSUMED BY FIGHTING OVER IDEAS INSTEAD OF MAKING THEM
 

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THIS LAW 9: FIRST BATMAN, THEN ROBIN

WHEN HIRE CORE TEAM, HIRE BATMAN.*

DRIVEN, VERSATILE, ALMOST INSANE.

EVERY PERSON ON CORE TEAM NEED TO BE KIND THAT COULD BEAT WORLD ON OWN, BUT SMART ENOUGH NOT TO.

AFTER GET THAT CORE IN PLACE? NEVER HIRE BATMAN AGAIN. HIRE ROBIN.

CORE TEAM ONE STEP AWAY FROM MENTAL HOME. THAT GREAT FOR DO THE IMPOSSIBLE. ONCE IMPOSSIBLE DONE, NEED LAYER OF MOSTLY SANE TO MAKE THE IMPOSSIBLE WORK RIGHT.

GOOD ROBINS HAVE ALL THE GET THINGS DONE OF BATMAN, NONE OF THE EMO CRAZY.

*BEST BATMAN OFTEN WOMAN. GENDER MATTER ZERO COMPARED TO BEING AWESOME.

BREAK LAW: YOU COLLAPSE ON FOUNDATION OF MEDIOCRE, OR EXPLODE FROM TOO MUCH CRAZY.
 

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THIS LAW 10: CUT BAD FASTER THAN ADD GOOD

LOOK AT TEAM. EVEN IF THAT JUST ONE OTHER PERSON. THEM THE ROCKETS THAT WILL TAKE YOU TO THE STARS.

IF ONE ROCKET FAIL, ONLY PLACE YOU GO IS THE GROUND.

LET NOTHING GET IN WAY OF REMOVE BAD ROCKET. EVERYONE MAKE MISTAKE, BIGGEST ONE YOU CAN MAKE IS NOT FIX THEM SOON ENOUGH.

GIVE EVERYONE CHANCE TO BE AWESOME. REMOVE ANYTHING IN THEIR WAY. DROP ANYONE NOT PUSHING TEAM FORWARD.

BREAK LAW: YOU GO NOWHERE WHEN ROCKETS TURN INTO ANCHORS

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LAW ZERO: PROVE ME WRONG

THESE THE LAWS OF STARTUPS. THEM YOUR BEST CHANCE OF BE SUCCESSFUL IN BUILD COMPANY, CHANGE THE WORLD.

YOU BREAK THE LAWS? YOUR CHANCE SMALLER. BUT NOT ZERO.

ME, FAKEGRIMLOCK, SAY PATH TO WIN ALWAYS YOUR OWN. BUT SMART WAY TO WALK IT IS KNOW WHAT YOU STEPPING IN.

IT THE LAW.
 

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THAT IT!

NOW YOU READY TO START UP! OR MAYBE SHOULD READ PART 3 FIRST...

ONLY WAY TO DO THAT IS BACK THE BOOK OF AWESOME! YOU BACK NOW, GET AWESOME IN OWN HANDS!

DO IT NOW, YOU GET ONE HARDCOVER BOOK OF AWESOME, ONE T-SHIRT, AND 3 POSTERS!

IF MAKE IT TO $65K STRETCH GOAL, EVERY BUILT IN CITY GET 200 BOOKS FOR FREE!

THAT ONLY $9,822 AWAY AT MOMENT ME RIGHT THIS! INTERNET, MAKE IT HAPPEN!

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Stuart Baum

Just don't put "Robin" on their business cards.

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