Here is an article with good, practical advice for entrepreneurs trying to launch a startup. The author is Josh Hannah who is a General Partner at Matrix Partners with offices in Palo Alto and elswhere.
"Are ideas super valuable? I suppose not, in comparison to the value of great execution. But if you don’t have one, you still need one. And if you’ve never run a business before, never hired anyone before, never fired anyone before, then let me assure you: You are highly unlikely to bring great execution to the table. So you might as well start with the best idea possible and hope it’s good enough to power you through the inevitable mistakes you will make."
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