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Startup Playbook by [Altman, Sam]
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Length: 67 pages Word Wise: Enabled Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled
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Y Combinator spends a lot of time advising startups. Though one-on-one advice will always be crucial, we thought it might help us scale Y Combinator if we could distill the most generalizable parts of this advice into a sort of playbook we could give YC and YC Fellowship companies. Then we thought we should just give it to everyone.
This is meant for people new to the world of startups. Most of this will not be new to people who have read a lot of what YC partners have written—the goal is to get it into one place.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 806 KB
  • Print Length: 67 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Sold by: Amazon Australia Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B0181ZPASC
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5.0 out of 5 stars Valuable lessons on concise little book 18 November 2015
By Ignacio Montero - Published on
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This book organizes on a 1-hour read Y Combinator principles for a successful startup: 1. ideally you the founder be the end user, 2. make a product that a small group of people Love and scale later, 3. make it simple & cohesive around the Concept, 4. be obsessive about user needs and improving the UX, 5. Forge inherent virality into the design. 6. recruit a complementary team that is technically savvy that you lead with a clear Vision that permeates the Culture, 7. Design a moat around your startup to create a monopoly.
5.0 out of 5 stars Pure Gold! 20 May 2017
By Oscar Galvez - Published on
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The most tactical-information packed book I've read. You basically don't need to underline because every sentence is a golden nugget.
5.0 out of 5 stars The Essentials! 26 December 2016
By Jaskevold - Published on
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Sam Altman has worked with some of the best startups in the world to help them make it to the top. Who knows more about creating success in startup?

I'm happy I read this--I learned a lot! I'm gonna use this and figure out how to help people get from idea to success faster.

Thanks for the help Sam! I owe you one when we meet in the future!
5.0 out of 5 stars Founders if you read only one book read this one 11 December 2015
By Alina Vandenberghe - Published on
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It's very short yet incredibly insightful. Lessons from 10 years and hundreds of companies at YC condensed in a few short actionable pieces of advice
5.0 out of 5 stars Concise 9 July 2017
By Stefan Jacobs - Published on
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Concise and gets to the point. Read similar advise on a lot of different sources online, but this book distills all that into a "cheat sheet" of sorts. First principle approach. Will read and reread this book a few times.

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