2014年10月2日 星期四

[筆記] how to start a startup - 1 with Alpha Camp

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上星期去參加ALPHA Camp所主辦的how to start a startup 電影欣賞會討論會,主要的內容就是在一間很大的教室觀看由 Y-combinator 的執行長 Sam Altman 在史丹佛大學開辦為期 10 週的 "How to Start a Startup" (課程官網)系列課程影片。

其實我一開始以為他是跟美國現場直播,所以可以現場問問題(想太多~XD),結果是在一個很大的教室大家一起看影片,然後看完影片後有其他創業前輩來分享重點心得,我覺得這個活動的舉辦的初衷是蠻不錯,只可惜場地太大,螢幕太小如果做得太遠幾乎什麼都聽不到也看不清楚...Orz..



扣掉分享的部分,那...那我還不如自己上網看影片?








Y Combinator Startup Class #1 
 Ideas, Products, Teams and Execution (Part 1)



Y Combinator Startup Class #1 
Ideas, Products, Teams and Execution (Part 2) 

上面是網路上大家都可以找到的資源,下面是流水帳的筆記,內容幾乎都是出自於投影片和影片~


1. Idea (This seem bad , this is good) —> why now to build a startup ?  —> Market


學生的好處,方便找到以後合作者,或是這些人將來會是你潛在使用者 


2. Product (Any thing relation with customer)

Build something user love
(from intensity —> like —>love)

#Fanatical 鐵桿粉絲

如果產品都是人家覺得還好還好有聽過的那會死
不如要找一開始有很少人很喜歡很喜歡你的user
    

3 Company


A. Co-founders

     Find co-founders —> know your co-founders

     YC 得經驗2~3 co-founders  是比較好的

B. Try not to hire

     As small as possible

C. Get the best people (If you have to hire)

     要有花一年以上的時間找人的心理準備,前10個員工很重要

     Founders 大概花25% 得時間在找人
    
     Mediocre engineers do not build great company

     用Amazon 的 fought bar 要找比自己厲害的人

     Source of candidate  —> 透過referral (找認識的人)
         
     Rule:
          Are they smart?
          Do they get things done?
          Do i want to spend a lot of time around them?

     Referral Interview:

          Why do you hire he/she?
          Will you hire he/she again?

     Also:
          Good communication skill
          Manically determined
          Pass the animal test
          (可以利用動物來形容你的員工?某種測試方法)
          Would feel ————————————?


D. You’ve hired the best - now keep  them around!

     照顧好員工!
        
E. Fire fast
  
      早點火掉,對大家都好!    
          如果員工不行,或是再搞政治?
          如果有人一直做錯誤的決定,做錯的是?
    
     equality ?

     smart people 總是可以很快適應不同rule 和功能 (學習速度快)
     If co-founders  work in different location ….don’t do it!


4. Execution

     The CEO has five jobs:
     
          1. Set the vision
          2. Raise money
          3. Evangelize
          4.
          5. Make sure the entire company executes
                    Can you get it done?
                    (Focus)         
                         1. what are you spend time and money?
                         2. Say no a lot
                         3. Set overarching goals. Repeat them.
                         4. Communicate
                         5. Maintain growth and momentum
                              (很多人都喜歡透過PR,但是時間過了熱潮就會減少)
                         6. work together in person.
                    (Intensity)   
                         0. Startup 是最不可能跟生活平衡的工作~
                         1. Speed [ Every time your talk to them they’ve gotten new things done ] 
                                   . Quick
                                   . Do whatever it take
                                   . show up
                        [ Always keep momentum —> Always keep growing]
                         不是靠演講/激勵可以維持動能,sales fix everything!
                       2. Set an operating rhythm

                              1. shipping product

                   [Don’t make a lot of money you have]
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