Nivi · September 19th, 2008
Venture Hacks is back from a long and boring summer vacation. It’s good to be back.
“I believe that the biggest advantage a startup has over a big competitor is intellectual honesty.” – Mike Speiser
“How often do you hear business people poke holes in their own arguments the way engineers do?” – Mike Speiser
“Startups are tools for investors and founders to get rich. Caveat employees.” – Me
“Entrepreneurs are vulnerable and easy to seduce. Caveat entrepreneur.” – Me
“The best test of a person’s character is how he or she treats those with less power.” – Bob Sutton
“The amount of money you are raising is a good indicator of how much you think the company is worth.” – David Hornik
“Customer problems… are often painstaking, uncool and downright boring.” – charles in charge
“The less functional the initial delivery, the higher the quality in the final delivery.” – Bob Martin
“A mile long To-Do list is proof of time wasted, not time saved.” – Ryan Singer
“Delay [decisions] until the last responsible moment.” – Mary and Tom Poppendieck
“Abnormalities will never disappear if a worker always attends to a machine and stands in for it when an abnormality does occur.” – Taiichi Ohno
“Writing code without a way to detect defects immediately is the fastest way to build up an inventory of partially done work.” – Mary and Tom Poppendieck
“A plan is an example of what could happen, not a prediction of what will happen.” – Kent Beck
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