4 Startup Principles from Dave Winer

First off:

“Just do it — develop the products, and sell them and evolve them, and compete.” – Dave Winer

  • People come back to places that send them away.
  • Choose the best people to compete with.
  • Make products for geniuses.
  • Only steal from the best, and consider theft of your ideas the most sincere form of respect.

Read the whole thing, it’s easily one of Winer’s most inspiring and important essays.