10 comments

  • Mason Hipp, almost 4 years ago

    I think this is a perspective on startups that doesn't get nearly enough attention. I'm not a proponent of one way vs the other but I do think all sides of the story are helpful.

    12 points
    • Aubrey JohnsonAubrey Johnson, almost 4 years ago

      Agree, it's really a matter of choice. If you wish to do the VC route with all of its ups and downs it's up to you. If you want a "lifestyle business" or just a non-venture-backed business that supports your life, that's cool too.

      1 point
    • Todd SielingTodd Sieling, almost 4 years ago

      Excellent point. That, and that VC money isn't a free ride, it comes with tradeoffs that might work against what entrepreneurs imagine.

      1 point
  • Thomas RawcliffeThomas Rawcliffe, almost 4 years ago

    Could not agree more. I'm bored to death of the current start-up atmosphere bullshit.

    I've got to the point where I feel sorry for people when they tell me they're, "Creating the next big thing". Get off the bandwagon, and go to bed.

    4 points
  • Bevan StephensBevan Stephens, almost 4 years ago

    What an absolutely epic article, best I've read in a long, long while.

    4 points
  • Mike HeitzkeMike Heitzke, almost 4 years ago

    Fantastic read. I love how much this is getting passed around.

    2 points
  • Chris ArnoldChris Arnold, almost 4 years ago

    Definitely always appreciate the DHH candor and agree with what he's saying here. The SFO cash bubble doesn't have to be the single way. Love the quote:

    But of course it isn’t just guidance, once you take the money. It’s a debt owed...

    Truth.

    1 point
  • Colm TuiteColm Tuite, almost 4 years ago

    Was bummed when he pulled out of Dublin Web Summit, even more bummed after reading his talk.

    1 point
  • Eric StevensEric Stevens, almost 4 years ago

    The. Best. --> The. ABSOLUTE. Best.

    0 points