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“Do Things That Don’t Scale” Says Paul Graham. But How Do You Know Which Unscalable Things To Do?

Paul Graham’s article is top-class advice. Yet many lose their way trying to implement it. Here’s practical advice on how to do it.

🚀 Ch Daniel
May 18, 2019 · 8 min read
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Illustration: Ranganath Krishnamani

How do you know which unscalable things you should do for your startup business?

Doing unscalable (grunt) work that can be scaled by someone else is useless. Doing grunt work that can not be scaled means you’re going to show that you’re better.

1. 1-on-1 discussions about your startup

2. Going to an event and preaching about your startup product

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Networking at an event? Credits: Unsplash

This is already blown past.

Here’s a better alternative:

3. Reaching out to those who have the problem your startup solves

How to do it

Finding that people hate about Dropbox
Finding that people hate about Dropbox
Finding that people hate about SaaS competitors
Finding that people hate about SaaS competitors
Identifying SaaS opportunities
Identifying SaaS opportunities

What’s the status of this

4. Creating content

5. Giving demos

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Giving demos of your startup’s prototype. Credits: Unsplash

The bottom line

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🚀 Ch Daniel

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Founded https://bychgroup.com and https://legitcheck.app. Writing, designing. Can brag about +2m users if I have to. See all: https://chdaniel.com

The Startup

Medium's largest active publication, followed by +753K people. Follow to join our community.

🚀 Ch Daniel

Written by

Founded https://bychgroup.com and https://legitcheck.app. Writing, designing. Can brag about +2m users if I have to. See all: https://chdaniel.com

The Startup

Medium's largest active publication, followed by +753K people. Follow to join our community.

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