Ismaïl Diedhiou

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How Paypal and Reddit faked their way to traction

When “faking it before making it” actually works<p>There were several factors that contributed to YouTubebecoming the #1 video sharing service on the …

Kim Dotcom

The Ultimate Cheat Sheet For Starting And Running Your Business

<b>Editor’s note:</b> <i>James Altucher is an investor, programmer, author, and several-times entrepreneur. His latest book, “Choose Yourself!”</i> <i>(foreword by Dick Costolo, CEO of Twitter) came out on June 3. Follow him on Twitter @jaltucher.</i><p>This is going be a bullet FAQ on starting a business. No joke. If …

How Risk-Averse Entrepreneurs Succeed: Low-Cost Testing Using Reddit, PayPal, In-Person Pressure, and More

Entrepreneurs are risk-takers… or so the story goes.<p>In my experience, nothing could be further from the truth. Over the last 13 years in Silicon …

I learned to dance in a year

People who watch me dance today sometimes assume I’ve been dancing for many years. I made this video so you could see the awkward body that started …

Loneliness

How experience often beats creativity, originality, and intelligence

Yesterday I wrote about being called intelligent or smart and the sometimes downsides associated with it.<p>I found that while society seems to value …

Sam Altman

I am pretty sure cryptocurrency is here to stay in some form (at least as a store of value, which is the only use case we have seen work at scale so …

San Francisco

Do Things that Don't Scale

<b>Want to start a startup?</b> Get funded by Y Combinator.<p>July 2013<p>One of the most common types of advice we give at Y Combinator is to do things that …

Transitioning To a Mobile Centric World

July 17, 2013:<p><i>“If you choose not to decide, you still have made a choice.”</i> <i>— Freewill, Rush</i><p>If you happen to be a sports fan (I am), one of the coolest …

17 Counterintuitive Things The Most Successful People Do

You’re always going to get the same results, doing what everyone else does. Sometimes you have to know when to zig where others zag. These are some of the counterintuitive lessons I’ve learned and applied from the most successful folks I’ve met. <b></b><p><b>Pick Fights</b> – to test others’ resolve in their own …

Stay in the building. • Ninjas and Robots

If you want to create something that truly makes a dent in the universe, you need to have a thorough understanding of a problem. When you’re building …