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Paul Graham: ‘Be Good’

Paul Graham:

If you start from successful startups, you find they often behaved like nonprofits. And if you start from ideas for nonprofits, you find they’d often make good startups.

His argument, more or less, is that if you use “do what’s best for the users” as your rule of thumb for any decision, you’re more likely to grow into a successful business. He even makes the case that this was true for Microsoft during their years of phenomenal growth.

Monday, 21 April 2008