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What's Hot in Enterprise IT/VC - Issue #146

Great nuggets from Paul Graham (YC) refocusing founders on what matters - not amount of funding but a
What's Hot in Enterprise IT/VC - Issue #146
By Ed Sim • Issue #146 • View online
Great nuggets from Paul Graham (YC) refocusing founders on what matters - not amount of funding but about product and efficiency, some lessons learned from myself for founders who focus too much on their tech and not on customer value; lots of interesting data on cloud in Fortune 500 and importance of developers; recaps from Black Hat in Vegas on too much noise and a great read on marrying chaos engineering with security, and markets a bit whacky with that inverted yield curve and concerns of a global recession

Scaling Startups
💯from Paul Graham - let’s not making how much funding as the milestone or number of people but focus more on building a great product and being efficient with our growth
Paul Graham
A simple heuristic that will save inexperienced startup founders from several different types of mistakes: be really cheap. This will save you from hiring too many people, from renting a fancy office, and from growing by buying users instead of making great things.
2:58 AM - 11 Aug 2019
Paul Graham
When people visit your startup, they should be surprised how few people you have. A visitor who walks around and is impressed by the magnitude of your operation is implicitly saying "Did it really take all these people to make that crappy product?"
11:44 PM - 13 Aug 2019
reminder to all technical enterprise founders, what are you doing for the person sitting across table from you versus what is the cool tech you are building, focus on their values and your tech will be how you are able to do it 10-100x better
Ed Sim
A common mistake I see from many early enterprise founders is over indexing on their technology when meeting with customers versus focusing on the values you offer them - how do you help them do things better, faster, cheaper - it’s basic but often lost in early messaging
7:58 AM - 16 Aug 2019
Enterprise Tech
our 🥁beat - there is no digital transformation without infrastructure spend, devs r the engine, tradeoffs to speed them up while maintaining control, so much opportunity to get this right, read @McKinsey cloud report
great presentation from Kelly Shortridge (Capsule8) and Nicole Forsgren (Google) on Chaos Engineering and the marriage between dev ops and info sec (from Blackhat)
from the Economist - tech makes up 25% of US stock value and the big 5 accounted for 10% of S&P 500 total R&D spending now up to 30%
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Ed Sim's weekly readings and notes on VC, software, and scaling startups - #enterprise #seed #DeveloperFirst #IntelligentAutomation #DataInfra #CloudNative #Cybersecurity

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