For some reason, I like wordsmithing and trying to make phrases smaller (while still retaining some meaning). Not long ago, when I was up much too late, I tried to come up with some of my best startup advice and see if I could reduce it down to exactly three words.
One thing led to another, and I became obsessed with it. So obsessed, in fact, that I had put together 47 before I was able to make myself stop. While it’s likely not the most brilliant startup advice you’ve ever read – it has a decent chance of being the shortest.
Startup Triplets: Startup Advice In Exactly Three Words
13. Defer renting space.
Note: After I originally posted this list, Guy Kawasaki (yes, the Guy Kawasaki) was kind enough to post some of his own triplets. Here are a few of them:
48. Sales fixes everything.
49. Ship then test.
50. Do not partner.
You can see his full list here: Guy Kawasaki’s Startup Triplets.
You’re way smarter than I am – and I’d love to see your own startup triplets. Share them in the comments below or post it to twitter (with hashtag #StartupTriplets). I think you’ll find it fun – and addicting.
Dharmesh Shah is a serial software entrepreneur and the founder and CTO of HubSpot, which provides marketing software for small businesses.
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