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A​rticles you need to read before launching a startup.

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Mathias Adam
Very helpful! Thank @williamchanner
William Channer
Maker
@madgraphism Thanks man.
Divyansh Patel
Nice Work! @williamchanner. It was much needed for all the new startups!
William Channer
Maker
@divjpatel Yes. Agreed :)
William Channer
Maker
When I first got into tech, I remember my friend saying, "Make sure you read all of Paul Graham's essays." This little app sort of follows that thought. It's a place where you can read essential articles from respected folks like Jason Fried, Derek Sivers, Brad Feld, Mark Suster, Sam Altman, Fred Wilson etc. It's an attempt to unearth those classic pieces. Big thanks to the following for making great suggestions: @ahmetsulek, @kylebragger, @vadimshpakovski, @imcatnoone, @sleinadsanoj, @jasonfried, @sivers, @bfeld, @justinkan, @noahkagan, @randfish and @hnshah. BTW - feel free to suggest articles that should be included. It's a growing list, this is just the start. You can suggest right here https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1A63JbPYr0xgkShUh-KY3a7aaJ2FIzZSMuOrm5CNfRrg/viewform
Cat Noone
@williamchanner Thanks for the shout, dude! Appreciate it.
Terry Xu
@williamchanner how to the suggest links?
Evan Zhou
@williamchanner thanks for this! There's definitely a lot I need to catch up on. Love the beautiful, simple UI. Might want to include a tag back to @usepanda when you share in the list and a nice share image for Facebook?
William Channer
Maker
@imcatnoone Your feedback really helped Cat! So thank you!
William Channer
Maker
@coolnalu Right here https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1A63JbPYr0xgkShUh-KY3a7aaJ2FIzZSMuOrm5CNfRrg/viewform
William Channer
Maker
@evanczhou Thanks man. Cool idea. Cheers!
Craig Barber
@williamchanner This is a brilliant, brilliant idea. Really lovely having something to find and organise great reads : )
Clay for SndControl
@williamchanner @ahmetsulek @kylebragger @vadimshpakovski @imcatnoone @sleinadsanoj @jasonfried @sivers @bfeld @justinkan @noahkagan @randfish @hnshah This is good stuff - great recommendation
Markus Hemm
@williamchanner This is indeed very useful. This is a very cool idea. Thank you
Adrian Le Bas
Maker
Hope everybody learns something from the amazing selection of content @williamchanner put together, also HUGE props to @twnsndco for the sleek design and serial attention to detail, kickass team!
Jorik
Really love all the designs from the Panda.network. How did you all (the team) connect and built this?
William Channer
Maker
@thisisjorik Thanks Jorik. I'm not sure, every now and then you just bump into cool people. And think, we should do something together! :)
Jorik
@williamchanner Definitely. Great collab. Have fun with it! PS big fan of DRT
William Channer
Maker
@thisisjorik Great to hear. Lots of interviews coming soon. Just need to upload them.
Cole Townsend
Maker
@thisisjorik I'd say that @AhmetSulek and @WilliamChanner have great good eye for design and everyone they tend to work with has a good sense of design as well.
Jorik
@twnsndco good stuff. Really enjoy it.
Irving Torres
@williamchanner @thisisjorik Fantastic. I second the top comment. I've come to really enjoy all of the work that comes from the team behind http://panda.network/ Keep it up and thank you for this!
William Channer
Maker
@irvingtorresyc @thisisjorik That means a lot. Thanks! More products in the pipeline.
Lee Kennedy
Nice, there is so much content out there it is hard to point somebody in the right direction, really smart idea, with lots of potential.
William Channer
Maker
@leepaulkennedy Thanks Lee! We have some cool ideas for version 2. But just wanted to get this out of the door.
sri
Good one. Share links not working.
William Channer
Maker
@sridhar_kondoji Looking into this.
Rutger Teunissen
It might be me but there's nothing happening when I click 'Start reading'
William Channer
Maker
@rutgerteunissen I think it's you :)
Babu Kumaran
@williamchanner @rutgerteunissen I have the same issue using Chrome. In IE, the home page doesnt even load.
William Channer
Maker
@babu_ck @rutgerteunissen We've looked into it and everything seems to be fine on our end. If you want, you can send a screenshot of your console to my email: william.channer@gmail.com and we can try and pinpoint it. Maybe just reset your browser or computer :)
Jon Butterfield
Great tool, and nice to see what else you've been up to @williamchanner
William Channer
Maker
@jonbutterfield1 Cheers Jon! Hope you're well.
Jon Butterfield
@williamchanner @jonbutterfield1 Very well, thanks. You should also check out my company, we're featured on PH today also. http://www.producthunt.com/tech/getsocial-2
Ahmet Sülek
Great content with great interface, proud to list it under http://panda.network projects! Well done!
andrew konoff
I like that you've cordoned articles off by company stage, but I think you need to go further if this is to actually be valuable for someone who's trying to build something new. 1. The articles in the sections i chose are really inspirational, but really low on actual content, and seemingly unsuitable for the problem at hand. It's hard to say what a new founder gains from reading Stewart Butterfield's post-product, post-traction words to his paid employees. 2. There are some canonical works here, but part of showing a canon also means not treating its writers with kid gloves - I'd love to see a way to criticize and put in perspective the works that are here, and to fill in the gaps and other disparate experiences with works that aren't listed. 3. I'd love to see summaries of these articles. A title and a name reinforces the insanely dumb startup tradition of following someone's words to walk off a cliff - as long as the speaker has sold a big company in the past. (see: Bighead's ascension in Hooli in Silicon Valley for an exaggerated example).
Esteban Contreras
This is very cool @williamchanner
William Channer
Maker
@socialnerdia Cheers dude!
William Channer
Maker
If we've missed an essential startup article that you think should be included, let us know here: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1A63JbPYr0xgkShUh-KY3a7aaJ2FIzZSMuOrm5CNfRrg/viewform
Terry Xu
Great idea and design. I can confirm this is useful. A lot of my friends who are new to startups don't know where to start and came to me for advices. The questions and misunderstandings they have are quite similar. I was just like them when I first learned about the topic. A "guided tour" like this can really help people ramp up. So I don't have to explain what's MVP over and over :-P, and can jump right into assumption validation which is the fun part.
William Channer
Maker
@coolnalu Thanks Terry. Yup, I know what you mean. It seems like everyone wants to do a startup these days, so hopefully this can be a nice little introduction.
Clark Valberg
Wow, yet another great idea from the Panda folks. Nice work!
Nelson Keating
Very cool, would be interesting to see this applied to a larger genre.
William Channer
Maker
@nelson_keating Interesting! Would you care to elaborate?
Matt McPheely
Beautiful, simple, and fantastic resource. Thanks for doing this.
Demircan Celebi
I think Start Reading button needs to be a different color to emphasize call-to-action, I really could not see it and understand what to do in the first page. I think you could start directly with the second page. Other than that, thanks for the list, looks delicious!
Saijo George
This is awesome, great work you guys.
William Channer
Maker
@saijo_george thanks :)
Tigran Hakobyan
Awesome guys!
William Channer
Maker
@tiggreen cheers 💃
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