Concluding Remarks

You are reading the Startup Lore - Deyan's guide to creating successful startups.

Table of Contents:
  1. Introduction to the Startup Lore
  2. Understanding Startups
  3. Building the Startup Organization
  4. Achieving Product/Market Fit
  5. Conclusion

Version 0.3 (alpha, i.e. still needs lots of work). Last update on 7/13/2014.

Summary: I hope that the Startup Lore gave you a solid understanding of the fundamentals of starting and managing new ventures. Best of luck applying this knowledge!

I hope that the Startup Lore gave you a solid understanding of the fundamentals of starting and managing new ventures. Of course, I have barely scratched the surface of this complex topic so I urge interested readers to explore further on their own. The books and articles I have referenced throughout various chapters are an excellent starting point for interested readers. I firmly believe that using the insights summarized in the Startup Lore together with critical thinking and creative resourcefulness, anyone can get a good shot at starting a successful company.

That being said, timing and the environment play an important role in determining the eventual outcome of your efforts. These factors are not under your control, so it is crucial to arm yourself with perseverance, passion, and humility as you pursue your dream.

What is more, I do recognize that while the Startup Lore presents a nice and clean framework for execution, running a startup in real life is messy and means making decisions based on incomplete and ambiguous information acquired with limited resources. No framework provides a substitute for vision, leadership, judgement, and instincts.

The goal of the Startup Lore is to add just enough structure to help entrepreneurs make sense of this messiness and randomness and make meaningful progress towards success.

I welcome feedback about the Startup Lore and wish you good luck in your future endeavors!

Thanks for reading!
Deyan

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