Highlights from "The Minimalist Entrepreneur"

By Sahil Lavingia

Cover of the book The Minimalist Entrepreneur

You don’t learn, then start. You start, then learn.

Minimalist entrepreneurs don’t spend time convincing people—they spend time educating people.

Each time, I was trying to solve a problem I had. I wanted to design and build a little bit of software to make my life—and the lives of others—a little bit better.

But a community isn’t a group of people who all think, act, look, or behave the same. That’s a cult.

“passion economy”—“a world in which people are able to do what they love for a living and to have a more fulfilling and purposeful life.”

remind yourself that if you have something to add, it’s selfish to keep it to yourself!

Becoming a person who helps people precedes building a business that helps people. It’s not a coincidence.

Until you get through the entire process of solving the customer’s problem and (ultimately) receiving payment, you won’t know what the customer wants and is willing to pay for.

You will be wrong a lot; the goal is to get less wrong as quickly as you can. This is why shipping early and often is so important.

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