Startups are… interesting. They can be unpredictable. They can be challenging. Going from employment into the startup world is like moving from earth to try and colonize some other planet. So many unknowns. But startups are also great fun, if you have the heart for it.

Of course all (or at least most startup founders have dreams of reaching Facebook-level success or being acquired by a company like Google – which can be a misconception); well grand dreams are all well and good, but what really gets you there? In between founding and attaining these grand levels there’s a whole process in between that can be quite tricky to navigate. So what to do? Well, how about some advice from some startup pros?….

A Google Acquisitions Department Comic - by Oliver Widder

A Google Acquisitions Department Comic - by Oliver Widder

Om Malik, founder of GigaOM has a great post on 10 really good articles on entrepreneurship. His full post is here. Here are links to the 10 articles. The writers also happen to be great people to follow on Twitter. This should be good reading especially for those in Africa who are either early on in the startup game or interested in getting in on this

What Startups Are Really Like by Paul Graham

Milestones to Startup Success by Sean Ellis

Myth: Entrepreneurship will make you rich by Eric Ries

What is the minimum viable product? By Venture Hacks

The power of continuous improvement by Mike Speiser

The Funnel Principle: Software & Making Money by Tony Wright

Does every start-up need a Steve Jobs? by Andrew Chen

Designing for Social Traction by Josh Porter

Startup Killer: the cost of customer acquisition by David Skok

What Startups Are Really Like by Paul Graham
Milestones to Startup Success by Sean Ellis
Myth: Entrepreneurship will make you rich by Eric Ries
What is the minimum viable product? By Venture Hacks
The power of continuous improvement by Mike Speiser
The Funnel Principle: Software & Making Money by Tony Wright
Does every start-up need a Steve Jobs? by Andrew Chen
Designing for Social Traction by Josh Porter
Startup Killer: the cost of customer acquisition by David Skok
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