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Building Startups

🐾 Pattern, 💡 Realization, 😺 Meme, 🔭 Tool, 📚 Article/Book
🐾 Avoid writing software: It's tantalizing, distracting, and expensive for the entire organization. Code is hard to maintain and harder to change - every line of code costs money. Triple-check if what you're building really drives company value.
🐾 ABC / Always be Closing: When working on tasks, minimize work in progress and close tasks before opening new ones. It saves focus, time, and energy. The second meaning of ABC: When professionally interacting with outside parties, always aim for a tangible outcome instead of wasting each other's time.
📚 The Art of the Start 2.0 excels at explaining how to build startups. It's condensed, fun to read and comprehensive.
📚 Lean Startup shines light on what happens behind companies with great products. How to build an efficient validation machine and productize only what works. And much more.
📚 Hooked dissects the techniques of habit forming and explains in great detail how to build products that get people ... well, hooked.
📚 Traction showcases frameworks and tactics to do what most startups fail at: Spend at least as much time on understanding customers and adapting to their needs as on product development.