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A Rant Against Bad Startup Advice

Every so often, I find myself at odds with a particular bit of conventional startup advice. Usually, the advice starts out as an innocuous one-liner bequeathed to me that I’ve re-gifted to others and, at face value, it may make perfect sense. But at a certain point, the advice gets so blown out of proportion that it loses context. Eventually, it becomes something less than helpful. In extreme cases, it can become harmful. That’s when I open my big mouth and get all contrarian. The last time I went on such a rant was over advice concerning our startup...

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