Golden Rules

Business 2.0 asked various people what their golden rule was. Some responses:

Warren Buffett: “There can’t be two yous.”

Andy Grove: “Only the paranoid survive (now more than ever).”

Carl Icahn: “Don’t confuse luck with skill when judging others, and especially when judging yourself.”

Eliot Spitzer: “Never write when you can talk. Never talk when you can nod. And never put anything in an e-mail.”

Startup Experience

Sadagopan points to a presentation by Mark Fletcher on his loglines startup experience. From the slides entitles “Garage Philosophy”:

Passion for the idea
Cheap technologies
Keep it simple
Release Early/Release Often
Involve your users
Moonlighting limits risk
Friends/Family funds
Free services = less pressure
Web services APIs are a good thing
Hire a lawyer
Find good help, especially sys admin
Outsource to eLance