Unbound Edition.

Intro:

Being a sort of misplaced artist who did okay in business, and having worked for more startups than most people can name has been a pretty educational. It’s been a bumpy ride. With no map. And the compass is broke. And the mule keeps wandering off. So, for years, I’ve been keeping this little black book of lessons I don’t want to forget/relearn. It’s sort of a bible I go back to when I face a dilemma, or when I need some hindsight notes from a situation that is similar to my current predicament. Why do I always find myself in predicaments?

Anyway, being that I am a misplaced artist, it’s not exactly a textbook. It is super disorganized and it is FOREVER expanding. So think of this as a running journal that you can bookmark and reference to learn from some of my (and my associates’) previous mistakes, hot takes, head fakes, bad breaks, blown stakes…

It’s the lotus with 100 petals y’all! And more to come.

The Startup Tao

1: Fate

2. Problems

3. Rules

4. Money

5. Brutality

6. Physics

7. Financing

8. Control

9. Help

10. Play

11. Failure

12. Dictators

13. Products

14. Tools

15. Will

16. Information

17. Reputation

18. Longevity

19. Class

20. Ambition

21. Vision

22. Curses

23. Argument

24. Waves

25. Art

26. Time

27. Priorities

28. Mind

29. Self

30. Intelligence

31. Planning

32. Creativity

33. Teamwork

34. Funding

35. Allies

36. Skills

37. Trajectory

38. Management

39. Imposters

40. Audience

41. Sales

42. Contemporaries

43. Wine

44. Detractors

45. Culture

46. Endgame

  • You’ll remain terrible, but over time will convince everyone that you’re not.
  • You’ll convince one person of your potential and they’ll help you get good.
  • You’ll get really, really good through repetition.
  • You will fail so many times for so long that you will come to understand everything and can teach others to be successful.

47. Fear

48. Technology

49. Opinions

50. Persistence

51. Ghosts

52. Regret

53. Magic

54. Blood

55. Puzzles

56. Ingenuity

57. Companions

58. Talent

59. Hits

60. Family

61. Partners

62. Opportunists

63. Religion

64. Evolution

65. Unity

66. Inaction

67. Fitness

68. Listening

69. Work

70. Acceptance

71. Pride

72. Addition

73. Crisis

74. Ideas

75. Art

76. Executives

77. Soft Skills

78. Knowledge

79. Opinions

80. Repitition

81. Oligarchy

82. Test

83. Sense

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