Sahil Lavingia

Sahil Lavingia quotes on finding ideas

Founder Gumroad, funder @ shl.vc

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1

The best startup ideas come from the intersection of new technology and an old human need.

2

I think people should do less research before building an idea, not more. It’s much easier to find reasons not to do something, than to find reasons to do it. Too much research will kill the enthusiasm behind any idea, especially the ones that end up changing the world.

3

Great ideas come from two places: solitude and conversation.

4

If you’re struggling to come up with a business idea, remember there are only four different types of utility: form utility, place utility, time utility, and possession utility.

5

Fulfilling, lucrative, low-risk. Pick two.

6

When people start to say there are way too many people doing something, it often means there are not nearly enough people doing it.

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Those who struggle with inspiration should just take the crappy ideas they have and make them happen. The best way to have ideas is to have ideas, and the best path to the good ideas is through the bad ones. Plus, good ideas often look crappy, and crappy ideas often look good.

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Most of my ideas come from conversations.

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