Lessons on Trump & Building Startups from Keith Rabois at Launch Festival
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Notes from Keith Rabois's talk at LAUNCH Festival 2016

Lessons on Trump & Building Startups from Keith Rabois at Launch Festival

Donald Trump is like a startup

He has a way of redefining the rules and having it at scale. He was not the popular candidate going in, but just like a startup, he has grown quickly.

Founders: Only your big problems matter.

Nothing else matters. Focus all of your energy to solve the big problems

Focus all your energy on solving 1-2 things.

"A+ problems" are extremely hard to solve, but solving "B+" problems won't create great companies.

A+ problems are the problems that are most important

Usually there isn't a clear path to solving them so people don't like to work on them.

B problems are usually easier to solve

It's easy to complete and thus you can check it off your to-do list. Startups need to focus on the A problems.

Startups cannot be operating in ambiguity.

First rule of startups is to FOCUS.

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