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    Marker | Sahil Lavingia | 2/7/19 | 17 min
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    • deephdave
      Top reader this week
      6 days ago

      Inspiring read! I have been following him on Twitter and listening him on a podcast.

      Talking about his solo journey on podcast Below the Line with James Beshara. Excerpt:

      What is the best way to be good at something? -> Instead of competing with people at an existing game, create your own game and define the rules, then you can be the best at it by the virtue of being the only one playing it.

      What is the best way to create more? -> Shorten the feedback loop between ideation and a final product.

      • Alexa
        ScoutScribe
        6 days ago

        ah I love this:

        Instead of competing with people at an existing game, create your own game and define the rules, then you can be the best at it by the virtue of being the only one playing it.

        Blaze your own trail! I'm really captivated with the idea of 1,000 true fans, where they say you can support a creative endeavor if you find just 1000 people willing to pay to support/use it. It seems like the norm nowadays is scale, scale, scale. Maybe i'm too dreamy but I'd love to see more bootstrapping softwares that were built slow & small.

    • Alexa
      ScoutScribe
      6 days ago

      Good stuff here. What always perplexes me is this notion that you have to have big investors, have to build a unicorn, have to...blah blah.

      When I think of the absurd way VC money is spent, I think of a $25,000/month office. Is there no case for bootstrapping these days or finding your 1,000 true fans? What if we rightsized companies for the people who truly want them instead of chasing down everyone and their grandma and trying to get them to use a software?

    • bill
      Top reader of all timeScoutScribe
      6 days ago

      YES. Okay. Thanks to this article, today is going to be a good work day! :) This is packed with insights (and mantras) that are extremely relevant to me right now as ceo of Readup.

      Thankfully, my co-founder and I have a very “receptive” approach to our company. We’re excited to see what the market will bear, assuming we do what we need to do in the coming years. And we’re open to anything and everything. We think we’ve got a billion dollar idea, but there are another million ways that this thing can go, and it’s worth reckoning, in advance, with all of those different potential journeys.

      Ok, now back to growing Readup :)