Sahil Lavingia

Sahil Lavingia quotes on scaling

Founder Gumroad, funder @ shl.vc

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You get better at writing one word at a time. You build your network one relationship at a time. You build your business one sale at a time. This never changes.

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You can have a conversation with a few people at a time. Your blog posts can be read by thousands of people at a time. Your products can be used by millions of people at a time. Productize yourself to scale yourself.

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Thinking about scaling your team is not dissimilar from scaling a web application. Stay with me 👇🏽 An app starts out with a single read-and-write database, and zero caching. The code is simple, and there's a single source of truth...

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Moore's Law says that computers get twice as fast every two years. I think there's a similar curve that applies to tech startups: they get twice as cheap to build and scale every X years. (I don't know what X is, though.)

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Co-located teams move much faster than fully remote, asynchronous teams. But they spend far more money per feature shipped. The speed is often worth the cost in the early days, and less so over time as scalability and stability take priority.

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