Startup canon

Startup canon

Peter Thiel’s 2012 class on startups at Stanford. The notes were taken by a student, Blake Masters, and later turned into a book. My favorite lecture is “Class 9: If You Build It, Will They Come?”.

An archive of Marc Andreessen’s now defunct blog. My favorite post is titled “The only thing that matters”.

All of Paul Graham’s essays. My favorites are “Do Things That Don’t Scale” and “How To Make Wealth”. Paul also has a good book called “Hackers and Painters” (originally an essay).

Like Marc Andreessen, Ben’s original blog no longer exists. Fortunately, his original blog posts were turned into an e-book. My favorite post is “Lead Bullets”. The content was also adapted into a general management book.

From one the lectures of Balaji Srinivasan’s Stanford 2015 course/MOOC CS184: Startup Engineering.

My favorite post is “Come for the tool, stay for the network”.

Written down by Delian Asparouhov. My favorite is “How to Interview an Executive”.

Sam Altman’s 2014 Stanford course on startups. My favorite video is from Facebook co-founder Dustin Moskovitz.

A lot of the content was written by Elad Gil on his blog. My favorite section is the interview with Stripe COO Claire Hughes Johnson.

Naval Ravikant’s tweetstorm on wealth creation. Not startup advice per se, but many of the concepts are useful to building a career in Silicon Valley.