Daniel Vassallo

Daniel Vassallo quotes on ideas

Building a portfolio of small bets. Quarter-time with Gumroad. Building userbase.com. Creator on dvassallo.gumroad.com. Ask me anything at daniel@hey.com.

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If you want to promote an idea, live it.

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Product first: You start with an idea & try to make it a reality at all costs. Business first: You start with a business strategy & try to maximize profit via prudent risks. Lifestyle first: You start with a preferred lifestyle & try to find business activities that enhance it.

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Instead of starting with an idea & then try to make it a reality, I start with my reality & then try to find ideas that fit. Inspiration comes from constraints.

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Trying to validate a business idea before it's on the market is like trying to validate a lottery ticket before the draw. You can't ignore uncertainty in a randomness-laden venture. Validation is an invalid concept in these activities.

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You won’t know if a great idea is really great until it survives the impact with reality.

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I don't keep a list of ideas. Inspiration and opportunity are perishable, and when those two meet, I start immediately.

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Trying to follow someone else's exact footsteps is the wrong way to get inspired. When looking for inspiration, it's about discovering ideas and attitudes. The details don't matter. They're up to you to determine, based on your preferences and circumstances.

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