Resource: Sam Altman’s Startup Playbook

Y Combinator’s Sam Altman has put together a “playbook” of the advice and insight commonly shared with founders of the startups they fund. You can view it in HTML and epub here and listen to it online here (but not,…

Seth Godin on listening to feedback

The most important thing to remember now a simple sentence: “It’s not for you.” … So you run an Indian restaurant on 6th Street in New York and you have a $24 spicy vindaloo, if you finish it you get…

Charles Koch on creating value for others and always getting better

The starting point is to understand what capabilities you have that others will value, that you can use to create value for others. And then to find the opportunities for those capabilities that will create the most opportunity for others…

Where do you want to go?

And do you trust that the people you’re following can get you there? Have they been there before? Has anyone been there before? For interesting work, there probably isn’t a map of the route, so you’ll looking for: People who…

Spec-ulation

If you’re asking someone to do something for you, an appropriate spec goes a long way. A good spec saves everyone time and effort* and demonstrates that you value the work and other people’s time and energy. You might include…

Five Questions: John Greenall

Introduce yourself: who are you, what do you do, and why is it important? I’m John and I’m the National Field Director at the Christian Medical Fellowship (www.cmf.org.uk) in the UK. I’m a paediatrician by training and combine that with…