Graham on Starting a Startup

quotes business startups

30 Jul 2014

Paul Graham on start ups:

In a technology startup, which most startups are, the founders should include technical people. During the Internet Bubble there were a number of startups founded by business people who then went looking for hackers to create their product for them. This doesn’t work well. Business people are bad at deciding what to do with technology, because they don’t know what the options are, or which kinds of problems are hard and which are easy. And when business people try to hire hackers, they can’t tell which ones aregood. Even other hackers have a hard time doing that. For business people it’s roulette.

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