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Do Things That Don’t Scale In Startups

In a series of essays Paul Graham has written on how to think and go about startups. In particular this essay on doing things that don’t scale is a  great one. Airbnb founders cite this advice as one of the key reasons their startup avoided failure and achieved growth.

”Sometimes the right unscalable trick is to focus on a deliberately narrow market.

It’s like keeping a fire contained at first to get it really hot before adding more logs”

Paul Graham

This infographic by Anna Vital has visualized the whole concept behind ‘doing things that don’t scale’ in a great way.

do-things-that-dont-scale-infographic

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─ January 18, 2016