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- Fundamental inputs == information that I believe (for now) is important for the fundamental for all actions when building a startup.
- The filter I put this through was, "Would I be super excited if a new hire of mine to read this?"
- Intentionally limiting to 10 items as forcing function
- If I was creating a list of unlimited size, I'd incorporate personal worldview reading i.e. David Whyte, Bell Hooks, Pema Chodron, Richard Rohr, David Richo and the like -- and Your Emotional Vocabulary List
Intellectual Humility by Shane Snow - core mindset for progress of all types (respecting other viewpoints; not being intellectually overconfident; separating your ego from your intellect; being willing to revise your important viewpoints)
Understanding is a poor substitute for convexity (antifragility) by Nassim Nicholas Taleb - hammering on uncertainty, optionality, and experimental mentality
Speed as a habit by Dave Girouard - building speed into company DNA + should pervade all behaviors
Let process be implemented by those who practice it by Yishan Wong - this dovetails with speed as a habit, and opens convo of how formal process only implemented "right before the point where things tip into chaos"
How to De-Risk a Startup by Leo Polovets- de-risking is what every early-stage startup person should be doing through their role
A Dozen lessons about product/market fit by Tren Griffin - pulls in tons of concepts this person should ask about, and gets at what an early-stage co. is driving towards