Startups need shortcuts
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sydneyverifiedco-creator of Commaful
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Startups need shortcuts

Every successful startup has a story about their hacks. It's because startups need shortcuts

Startups have to challenge entire markets w/ very littl

They have to fight against the Googles of the world and win. Obviously moving at the same pace Google does would be too slow

But Google moves pretty darn fast

Startups thus need hacks, shortcuts, and focus to beat large companies on some front. Never compete against a large company in their own game

Great investors are one shortcut

Great investors attract great talent and give great advice. This speeds up the learning cycles

Let fires burn

Startups must focus and let other fires burn, something large companies won't do. Focus on the key things and only that

Fast product improvement

Facebook will only make incremental changes to its platform. Startups can change drastically

Hack growth

Google has money and can blast it to users. Startups need some growth mechanism to get to millions of users. For each company this is a different hack

Shortcuts are a necessity

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And then there's Facebook which seems to find shortcuts even when they are huge. Very powerful because of that