Y Combinator co-founder Paul Graham gave a 45 minute presentation to a class full of Stanford students, which he summed up in 4,000 words on his blog.
His main point: Startups are counterintuitive. If you want to start one, there are six unusual things you should realise about running a company.
“Startups are so weird that if you trust your instincts, you’ll make a lot of mistakes,” Graham writes.
Here are the main points he makes: