Silicon Valley entrepreneurial godfather, business incubator Y Combinator founder Paul ·
lead: U.S. tech blog Silicon Valley Watcher founder Tom · Fowler James Ki (Tom Foremski) today wrote that the Silicon Valley startups filled with isolationism, enjoy the "godfather of Silicon Valley entrepreneurs" reputation of the well-known investor Paul & middot; Graham (Paul Graham) suggested that entrepreneurs should boldly go out more ground gas, otherwise they will get out of touch with the market, ultimately unable to obtain the favor of investors and users.
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avoid limited outlook
business incubator Y Combinator founder Paul · Graham (Paul Graham) in Silicon Valley business circle is regarded as God Ming Ling, whenever he blog updates regardless of what content, will be closely watched.
his latest blog post is: "do something that has nothing to do with the code" (Do Things that Don’t Scale). Here, "Scale" means the code of software automation.
Graham talked about some of the limitations of startups in the blog. These companies believe that their first priority is to launch a network of services to attract enough attention, only to do this, in order to attract a large number of users, the business can grow.
but Graham pointed out that startups like Stripe’s success is not because of their limited outlook, but take the initiative to "recruit users". In Geek engineer community, "sales" is considered to be a vulgar words, in view of this, Graham Bowen did not use the word, but he still sends this information.
Graham wrote: "at the beginning, the most common thing that entrepreneurs do not have to do with code is to actively recruit users. Almost all startups have to do this. Startups can’t wait for them to come to the door, but they have to go out and get users."
life experience limited
however, entrepreneurs prefer to stay at home and write code, rather than go out and talk to strangers, but also may be shut out by most people. Startups are facing a major obstacle to success, that is, engineers are not good at sales – only "code words". However, if they are good at it, it may not go on the road of the engineer. In view of this, it is not a good idea to invest in start-up companies created by engineers.