Cockroach Mode for Startups

At some stage, your entrepreneurship will be more about survival than innovation…

David Cummings on Startups

Jeff mentioned not too long ago that tech startups aren’t really focused on innovating on a daily basis. Rather, they’re focused on not dying. For many entrepreneurs, especially those in the idea stage, they are closer to being a science project than an actual company. As Steve Blank famously says, “Startups are temporary organizations designed to find a repeatable business model.” I like to think of startups in this do-not-die stage as the hardiest of insects: cockroaches.

Here are a few thoughts on cockroach mode for startups:

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