I think this is a perspective on startups that doesn't get nearly enough attention. I'm not a proponent of one way vs the other but I do think all sides of the story are helpful.
Agree, it's really a matter of choice. If you wish to do the VC route with all of its ups and downs it's up to you. If you want a "lifestyle business" or just a non-venture-backed business that supports your life, that's cool too.
Excellent point. That, and that VC money isn't a free ride, it comes with tradeoffs that might work against what entrepreneurs imagine.
What an absolutely epic article, best I've read in a long, long while.
Could not agree more. I'm bored to death of the current start-up atmosphere bullshit.
I've got to the point where I feel sorry for people when they tell me they're, "Creating the next big thing". Get off the bandwagon, and go to bed.
I agree with naps. Disrupt wakefulness.
Fantastic read. I love how much this is getting passed around.
Definitely always appreciate the DHH candor and agree with what he's saying here. The SFO cash bubble doesn't have to be the single way. Love the quote:
But of course it isn’t just guidance, once you take the money. It’s a debt owed...
Was bummed when he pulled out of Dublin Web Summit, even more bummed after reading his talk.
The. Best. --> The. ABSOLUTE. Best.