Sahil Lavingia

Sahil Lavingia quotes on research

Founder Gumroad, funder @ shl.vc

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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.

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You can launch yourself into the center of your favorite industry with a year's worth of deep research and a month spent writing one really great post.

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Sending 100 copy-pasted cold emails in one hour: 1% conversion rate. Sending 10 unique cold emails in one hour: 80% conversion rate. Plus you’ll have practiced your writing skills, and done more research on the people you’re trying to help.

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Some startups are research experiments. Sometimes the best outcome is for them to realize there is no current solution, report back, and find a new hypothesis to investigate. That's not failure, that's necessary.

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