The Ultimate Playlist for Startup Founders- Part 1

This is a curated playlist of articles for every stage during the process of building a startup. We have split the process in these stages:

0- Before the startup.
1- Getting ideas.
2- Validating your idea.

3- Product market fit.
4- Building your product.
5- Building your team.
6- Building your culture.
7- Product launch.
8- Getting traction.
9- Retention.
10- Making money.
11- Bootstrapping.
12- Fundraising.
13- Hiring.
14- Scaling your team.
15- Growth.
16- The CEO job.
17- Startups Mistakes.
18- Bonus: when to pivot!

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0- Before the Startup; or should you do one?

1- How To Quit Your Job the Right Way — By James Altucher

2- How quitting my corporate job for my startup dream f*cked my life up — By Ali Mese

3- How to Make Wealth — By Paul Graham

4- Why to Not Not Start a Startup — By Paul Graham

5- You Weren’t Meant to Have a Boss — By Paul Graham

6- To Overcome the Fear of Failure, Fear This Instead — By Adam Grant

7- RECONSIDER — By DHH

8- The Psychological Price of Entrepreneurship — By Jessica Bruder

9- Why not to do a startup — By Marc Andreessen

1- Getting ideas:

1- How to Get Startup Ideas — By Paul Graham

3- Organic Startup ideas — By Paul Graham

4- The idea maze — By Chris Dixon

2- Validating your idea:

1- How to Test and Validate Startup Ideas — By Mitch Robinson

2- The startup framework to validate your idea before you spend $1 — By Mitchell Harper

3- Product market fit:

1- The only thing that matters — By Marc Andreessen

2- The Real Product Market Fit — By Michael Seibel

3- A Playbook for Achieving Product-Market Fit — By Lean Startup Co.

4- Niche to Win, Baby — By Dave McClure

That’s all folks! PART 2 will be coming out next week. We know there are plenty of other gem of articles that we might missed. Please mention them in the comments and we’ll try to add them here for others.

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