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Starting is so hard and painful, no one talks about it. No one!!

by Larry Chiang on October 17, 2015

By Larry Chiang
I have this theorem. It’s proven. If it were not proven, it’d be a theory. 
My theorem is that starting a startup is so painful that no one talks about the first steps. I count. I listen. I sit up near the front. 
Photo credit Dan Olson, #ProdMgmnt keynote by BJ Fogg. 

This is what pattern I see… Coverage of startup’s are wayyyyy after the startup is up and going. The startup has momentum and a life of its own. Stories told by founders are almost always about the crazy MOMEMTUM in flow. 
So, I call this the BHM part of… #dttdsBHM 
Do Things That Don’t Scale, BUT HAVE MOMENTUM. 
Larry Chiang (@LarryChiang)

Theorem goes the #dttds portion is largely hidden. Take Lec 3; cs183b. The author of #dttds Paul Graham procrastinated the pain in his own lecture until question number 11 (citation required via link to my own blog post I’m too lazy to google)

Let us attack the first couple steps


Larry Chiang (@LarryChiang)
At @danolsen‘s #ProdMgmnt meet up, @lwu, this @bjfogg slide parallel PG’s essay #dttdsBHM


Larry Chiang (@LarryChiang)
ICYMI: 95+% of startup education is the “BHM” portion of #dttdsBHM. YC too and they invented DTTDSbhm


Lecture 8; CS 183b. Stanley Tang. 

Larry Chiang (@LarryChiang)

If you’re a voracious consumer of startup advice, maybe consider curating and filtering the BHM FROM the #dttdsBHM 

The dttds portion is made easier with 35 hashtag’s inside these two #ENGR145 videos

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