I’ve found it useful when others have done a post like this, so here’s a personal “what I’ve found interesting” list. I’m always fascinated about what others are reading as well, so leave a comment or trackback and let me know what’s up.
p.s. I feel like the best way to learn about startups is to go work at a startup for a while. It is so wasteful for first-time founders to re-”discover” landing page tricks, email reengagement campaigns, a/b testing frameworks, and stuff like that.
On to the list…
“We can’t all be grand visionaries… My feeling, based on my own experience, is that aiming for grandiosity is the fastest route to failure. For every Mark Zuckerberg there are 1000 Jack Zuckermans. Who is Jack Zuckerman? I have no idea. That’s my point.”
KISSmetrics has a damn fine blog (mostly comprised of guest articles). This was a really long article that had some great, albeit conflicting, advice.
Nir Eyal is an excellent thinker on the subject of user behavior and habit formation. His blog helps startups that want to become a part of a user’s day-to-day behavior.
How about a reading list for your reading list? Danielle has got some good resources about management, the VC world, and more.
“Start-ups are always short on time: here are some tools that can save you time and avoid reinventing the wheel. This list is focused on technical tools to save development time.”
We met with Tristan Kromer a while back, and he impressed me with his grasp of (and interest in) the lean startup process. Reading his blog makes me want to go back to basic principles, which is a good thing.
Interesting and helpful article about why native apps need the web, and vice versa. Now that mobile is here for good, it’s going to be increasingly important to explore what this means for all of the things we used to do.
Want lists of things to do? Probably not, but if you ever wonder what you’re missing out on, maybe you’ll find the above site stressful. I mean helpful! Checklists are scary.
That’s it for now – go out there and kick some ass!