Don’t be a startup expert

October 2nd, 2014

Great nugget from Paul Graham’s latest piece “Before the Startup”:

The way to succeed in a startup is not to be an expert on startups, but to be an expert on your users and the problem you‘re solving for them.

I see so many “entrepreneurs” that are caught up in the startup culture. That are more concerned with having a startup than with solving a problem. I know I’ve fallen into this trap a few times.