If you aren’t yet reading Fred Wilson’s daily blog, start today. It’s one of the best ‘top of mind’ daily blogs that I know. But even he doesn’t write something new every single day. Sometimes he reposts. Here’s a link to one of those, which contains this invaluable advice:
MOST IMPORTANT STEP FOR BUILD PRODUCT IS BUILD PRODUCT.
SECOND MOST IMPORTANT IS BUILD PERSONALITY FOR PRODUCT.
NO HAVE PERSONALITY? PRODUCT BORING, NO ONE WANT.
The all-caps and weird language come from Fakegrimlock, who is a giant robot startup dinosaur with a Twitter account and a blog. He (it?) describes what he does as WRITE CODE, DRINK COFFEE, KICK ASS. I don’t know who Fakegrimlock really is, but he (it?) has a great take on building a culture around your startup. Here’s a link to the full Fred Wilson post with Fakegrimlock’s words of startup wisdom.