Sahil Lavingia

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Founder Gumroad, funder @ shl.vc

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Investing in the stock market can turn $10,000 into $100,000. Investing in starting your own business can turn $1,000 into $1,000,000.

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The commonly cited 70% failure rate is only so high because founders and investors are trying to reach a certain scale in a certain amount of time. If you are willing to spend 10+ years to build a sustainable business that matters, your odds of success go way up.

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Early employees make good founders because they know what early employees want. Founders make good investors because they know what founders want.

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Most investors want to invest in companies that would succeed without them. Most employees want to work on products and teams that would succeed without them. The best way to get help is to get yourself to a place where you don't need help.

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The quality of a company’s employees is much more predictive of its success than the quality of its founders and investors.

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There should be a fund that invests $1 for .0001% of your business so that everyone can be an accredited investor.

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I see a lot of investors get blamed when startups prioritize growth at all costs instead of sustainability. It turns out, while VCs are nice enough to play bad cop, it's probably the CEO/founders who are still responsible for making the ultimate decision. So, blame accordingly!

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