20 critical startup truths no one will tell you

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20 critical startup truths no one will tell you

Some knowledge is so important, everyone assumes everyone already knows it. But they don’t, especially in the tech world where things move so fast that most people are faking. But Stripe’s Patrick McKenzie spends his time helping the payment platform’s startup customers survive, and now he’s laid out 20 crucial learnings everyone should read. Click or scroll through for tech’s dirty shouldn’t-be-secrets.

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Everyone has something to learn. You too, CEO.

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"Stealth" means you're not getting feedback

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You will miss your product deadlines

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Don't stress about press

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Jacks & Jills-Of-All-Trades are crucial…

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…But eventually you need experts

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Figure out growth early

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You win or lose. Share equity to attract talent for a better chance

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Raise what you need to hit milestones, or VCs will drop you

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Everyone is faking it til they make it (Part 1)…

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Everyone is faking it til they make it (Part 2)…

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…But half of people are actually fakes

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Recruiting is your advantage opportunity

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Spend money to make money

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Open Source is motivated by profit, not philanthropy

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A computer science degree doesn't make you an engineer

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Don't expact the public to understand your technology

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Everything's not a bubble

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How to find your own startup idea

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Computer Science

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Startup Opportunities

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Share your knowledge

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Follow this smart guy

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