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Here are our top stories of 2018.
“How to build a million-dollar app” by Paul Graham and David Karp: “It’s been a long road, but the path to building a million dollars a year in app sales is no easy one.”
“This is what it takes to grow a tech startup” by Matt Yglesias: “How many of you know of a CEO who says to his team, ‘I know how to get a billion people to use your product’?
You have to have a lot of experience.”
“A startup is a place for innovation to happen” by Ryan O’Neal and Adam Lee: “The key to getting a successful product is being willing to make some big changes.”
“The only thing more terrifying than losing your job is losing your sanity” by Kevin Kelly: “I had a really good experience with my job and it’s hard to do it again.
But if you don’t take the time to think about it, it’s easy to forget.”
“Your life will be a lot easier with a healthy dose of skepticism” by Dan Pinchbeck: “We’re not here to tell you how to do things, we’re here to show you how things work.”
“I am so excited about what’s going to happen in my career” by Zach Wahls: “Every single year, I am going to start a new business and start a lot more companies.”
“Make it happen, but keep the cost low” by David Sacks: “You’re going to pay a lot for it.
And if you’re not sure how much it will cost, don’t ask.”
“There are no rules, just rules” by Nick Bilton: “If I’m going to do something, I’m not going to make it sound like it’s a bad idea.
I’m just going to say, ‘Let’s do this.'”
“Why you shouldn’t try to convince someone they can’t” by Brian Krebs: “People are very good at saying things that are true, but it’s very hard to prove them.”
“What happens when you have a new app for your kids” by Jonathan Wackrow: “And it’s the one where they’ve never used before, and it just so happens to be free.”
“You can be a millionaire with just a few hours a week” by Dave Ramsey: “My wife and I have been doing this for about 10 years.
The key is being able to be efficient, using the time we have.
I’ve gotten to the point where I can pay my bills.
We also have a dog, a little girl, and we live in a nice, safe neighborhood.
So we’re very blessed.”
“Get your hands dirty, because your life will soon be more interesting than the rest of your life” by Josh Barro: “Once you have an idea, you’re going do whatever it takes.
And you can’t help but spend a lot.
You can’t stop spending money.
And the more you spend, the more valuable it is to you.”
“If your startup fails, you won’t have to” by Jon C. DeLong: “For me, the biggest lesson I’ve learned is that there is no silver bullet.
You’re going from zero to 100.
And even though it may seem like there’s only one way to do this, it really isn’t.
It’s a marathon, not a sprint.”
“It will take a long time, but we can change the world” by Bill Gates: “There’s a reason it took me 20 years to start up a company.
There’s a good reason it’s taken me a few years to change the global economy.
And there’s a huge reason it won’t take a single day.
We can change this world, and this world will change the way you think about investing.”
“Don’t underestimate the power of a product” by Chris Sacca: “This article may have been written in 2019.
But the world of tech has been transformed by a series of technologies that make it easier for you to do more with less.
So it’s worth reading.
It may not have been easy, but I believe we can make a difference.”
“Do you need a lot to build your business?” by Alex Karpovsky: “A lot is required, but if you do it well, it will make you a lot better off.”
“Start a company, not with your dreams, but with your money” by Brad Feld: “Success is the ability to live a life you love.
You don’t have that unless you have the right assets.”
“Build your company by focusing on the right people” by Eric M. Schulman: “Everyone