Thinking of starting a business? This list is for you. It was last updated on 27 December 2014. First, some definitions:

“A startup is an organization formed to search for a repeatable and scalable business model.” — Steve Blank

“A startup is a company designed to grow fast.” — Paul Graham

“A startup is a human institution designed to deliver a new product or service under conditions of extreme uncertainty.” — Eric Ries

I found that in meeting with more founders, the same answers tended to come up surrounding product, pricing, equity, hiring, strategy and marketing.

What follows is a curated collection of startup resources that I found indispensable on my startup journey.


  1. Start with Paul Graham's pie fallacy: wealth is not finite. You can create wealth by making something people want.

Usability & Product Design

  • [book] Read Don't Make Me Think by Steve Krug to understand how to design simple user interfaces.


Dole out equity with vesting according to risk taken. Have a pre-nup.



Profit (Advanced)

Read the Greats

You would do well by reading everything ever written by these great entrepreneurs:

There's a lot more, so I'll keep updating this post over time with more curated content.