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Dec 05, 2012
» “How to Get Startup Ideas” by Paul Graham
The way to get startup ideas is not to try to think of startup ideas. It’s to look for problems, preferably problems you have yourself.
A really great essay that could just as easily be about coming up with ideas for books, music, design, etc. (“Write the book you want to read.”)
Loved this point about not taking too much of a course load in college:
Or don’t take any extra classes, and just build things. It’s no coincidence that Microsoft and Facebook both got started in January. At Harvard that is (or was) Reading Period, when students have no classes to attend because they’re supposed to be studying for finals.
“Live in the future, then build what’s missing.”