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  • 4 hours ago Sasha Ho 1 lessons

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    Reading Principles by Ray Dalio, which is divided in four prats. Part 1 is about purpose and importance of having. Part 2 explains Ray's most fundamental principles that apply to everything he does. Part 3 explains Rays's management principles as applied in Bridgewater. Part 4 is about investment principles. #principles
  • 5 days ago Zaheer Baloch 10 lessons

    @zaheerbaloch

    The media is presenting the startups in the wrong way which makes everyone think they need to make billion dollar companies or die 💀 trying. It will be great 👍 they say. But it probably sucks. You probably wont get rich as the odds of VC 👺 funded startup are fundamentally stacked against you. Only a handful exit and founders generally make any money. #makebook
  • 5 days ago Zaheer Baloch 10 lessons

    @zaheerbaloch

    Reading a lot of books about doing something is stupid because most successful people learn from practice. Just by doing things #makebook
  • 6 days ago Zaheer Baloch 10 lessons

    @zaheerbaloch

    Most people’s advice is basically survivorship bias. What worked in one situation may not work in other situations and its more true for startups. You don’t learn much about startup or businesses by reading but rather by doing. #makebook
  • 6 days ago Zaheer Baloch 10 lessons

    @zaheerbaloch

    👼 Be ethical in whatever you do. Don’t cut corners. Don’t spam your customers, don’t manipulate users in doing stuff, growth hacking your search rankings or faking social media. If you make mistakes owe them and say sorry. Be a nice person and a company. Just being ethical and nice is a competitive advantage as most companies (or people) are not. #makebook
  • 6 days ago Zaheer Baloch 10 lessons

    @zaheerbaloch

    🤖 Automate manual tasks by writing programs that do stuff for you. Only automate if its worth the time saved. For stuff that too hard/complicated to automate, hire contractors/freelancers. #makebook
  • 6 days ago Zaheer Baloch 10 lessons

    @zaheerbaloch

    💰 Monetize from start by asking your users for money. Don’t sell their data. Don’t put ads everywhere. Don’t dilute your product. Be honest that you need money to build the product they love and they will be fine paying for it. #makebook
  • 6 days ago Zaheer Baloch 10 lessons

    @zaheerbaloch

    🌱 Grow organically. Use word of mouth from happy customers to reach new audience/users. Dont spend money on ads. Dont hire if there is no revenue yet. Dont hire too many people if you have some revenue. Stay lean and fast and do things yourself. #makebook
  • 6 days ago Zaheer Baloch 10 lessons

    @zaheerbaloch

    🚀 Launch early and launch multiple times on famous startup sites like Product Hunt, Hacker News, The Next Web, and mainstream sites like Reddit and Forbes. Don’t forget to launch to your specific audience on other forums. Launch in a friendly way like “Show Reddit: Here is something I made that maybe useful to you”, instead of acting and sounding like a big giant new startup coming to change the world. Checkout submit.co to see where to submit your launch to reach audiences! #makebook
  • 6 days ago Zaheer Baloch 10 lessons

    @zaheerbaloch

    💡Idea: Get an idea from your own life. If you dont have ideas become more original person by traveling, reading books you haven’t read before or meeting new people. Don’t build products that are solutions in search of a problem. #makebook