Reads

Blogs

  1. Startup Genome
  2. Mark Suster – Both Side of the Table
  3. Nick O’neill – Nick Oneill
  4. Mark Birch – Strong Opinions
  5. Jason Freedman – HumbledMBA
  6. Brad Feld – Feld Thoughts
  7. Blake Masters – Notes from Peter Thiel’s CS183 Class
  8. Sean Ellis – Startup Marketing

Books

  1. Jessica Livingston – Founders at work
  2. Feld & Mendelson – Venture Deals
  3. Eric Ries – The Lean Startup
  4. Keith Ferrazi – Never Eat Alone
  5. Guy Kawasaki – Art of the Start

Articles and stuff

On startup marketing and growth hacking.

http://www.fandrop.com/collection/misspran/marketing_and_growth

On finding a technical co-founder:

  1. https://docs.google.com/present/view?id=dc2hmjgz_292mb4qstdm
  2. Earning one. http://www.humbledmba.com/please-please-please-stop-asking-how-to-find
  3. Quora’s answer on finding good tech co-founders.

On finding a business co-founder:

  1. http://www.humbledmba.com/how-to-find-a-business-cofounder-that-doesnt

On finding a designer:

  1. General info on design: http://startupsthisishowdesignworks.com/
  2. Stanford’s design crashcourse: http://dschool.stanford.edu/dgift/
  3. http://thenextweb.com/dd/2012/03/31/why-cant-startups-find-designers/
  4. Quora’s answers on how to tell if a designer is good: http://www.quora.com/When-looking-at-designers-websites-or-portfolios-how-can-you-tell-how-good-they-are

On accelerator programs:

  1. http://mashable.com/2011/03/23/mistakes-startup-accelerators/
  2. An answer on Quora regarding a list of accelerators and seed programs.

On legal and finance stuff:

  1. Links to other blogs: http://www.humbledmba.com/hire-the-very-best-lawyer-and-save-your-money

On raising money:

  1. Stuff to avoid: http://techcrunch.com/2012/01/15/things-entrepreneurs-should-avoid-when-raising-capital/
  2. Troubles with non-investors: http://birch.co/post/9997591962/the-trouble-with-non-investor-investors
  3. Should you take the money? http://informationarbitrage.com/post/2165834986/is-it-wise-to-take-strategic-investment-as-a-start-up
  4. When is good time? http://techcrunch.com/2012/04/08/excerpt-fundraising-from-1000-to-1000000/
  5. What do investors look for? http://techcrunch.com/2012/05/14/vcs-at-work-the-anatomy-of-a-killer-startup/
  6. Know this in preparation: http://techcrunch.com/2012/05/13/how-to-raise-1m-seed-round/?grcc=33333Z98ZtrendingZ0

On hiring:

  1. Hiring on sweat and equity: http://www.drowningamerican.com/2009/11/14/how-to-hire-for-sweat-equity/
  2. Why it’s hard to hire: http://startupboy.com/2011/12/13/why-you-cant-hire/
  3. Building a stellar team: http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/220236

Startup mistakes & startup failure:

  1. Common mistakes: http://www.bothsidesofthetable.com/2009/08/17/most-common-early-start-up-mistakes/
  2. Read Evan Reas’ answer on most common startup mistakes: http://www.quora.com/What-are-the-most-common-mistakes-that-startups-make

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