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- hn.premii.com – mobile friendly HN interface.
- hckrnews – alternative HN interface.
- laarc.io – news aggregator and discussion forum (instance of lobste.rs)
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- Arch YC Archive, a collection of useful “Ask HN” discussion on various topics relevant to hackers and wannabe entrepreneurs.
- For anything you wish you were doing every day, like working out or practicing violin or working on your startup: Get a big, yearlong calendar and put it on a wall in your bedroom. Every day you complete your task, mark a big, red “X”. Eventually, you’ll build up a big string of X’s and won’t want to break it. That incentive will push you more than you think.
- People regret things they didn’t do more than things they did.
- You only need one. You only need one business venture to work right to be considered successful.
- Read up on the science of persuasion. It’s the elephant in the room concerning decision-making.I suggest ‘Yes! 50 secrets from the science of persuasion’, it’s a fascinating read.
- Don’t know your limits. (ed: apply with limits.)
If you are a great dev, ask for what you are worth – patio11
You don’t have to be a great dev to be worth north of \$150 an hour. Step 1: get inserted into the part of the company that makes money. Step 2: adjust any knob available such that they make more money. Step 3: get in the habit of citing Step 2 when you aggressively negotiate salary.
Write a software in an hour or less, get it done
Consulting and Open source
“Data startups need three bodies (hustler, designer, prodineer). Talk to customers early. Here are the levels of knowledge: 1) data, 2) charts, 3) reports, 4) actionable analytics; higher numbered levels are more valuable.” ref
- Book recommendation: The Four Steps to the Epiphany
- Book recommendation: Influence: The Psychology of Persuasion (Collins Business Essentials)
- “read up on is Vanguard’s founder John Bogle. He’s the champion of low-cost/low-fee index funds.” books
- “There’s no substitute for doing your own reading and research. Some good authors to start with are John Bogle, Larry Swedroe, Rick Ferri, Peter Bernstein, Nassim Taleb, William Bernstein, Burton Malkiel, Harry Browne. Don’t invest in anything you don’t understand, and don’t trust any investing concept that can’t be explained to you in 5-10 minutes. The learning process should take you at least 6 months. Whenever you think you’ve got it figured out (most financial authors present their ideas in a very convincing, absolutist way), keep reading, because the next book might change your mind.” link
- Right! I’ve been waiting a couple years for Lumen to get some traction. | Hacker News – wherein user
shawnshows off the cool things you can do with Lumen Lisp. Reference to Ken Thompson’s “Trusting Trust” paper.