Don't overplan your startup

February 24, 2012 · 1 min read

Bryce Roberts tells a story with some life lessons titled Don't Overplan Your Life. He describes a successful life as:

a series of unplanned opportunities seized. ... There was always an underlying agenda and purpose, but often the specifics unfolded in ways that could never have been specifically planned beforehand.

The same applies to startups. Like Jeff Bezos and Amazon, they should be stubborn on vision but flexible on details.

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