StartupDigest Reading List – July 29, 2011by StartupDigest on July 29, 2011
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What You Need to Read This Week
Financings Options: Venture Debt
By Fred Wilson
Fred explains what venture debt is, the terms associated with it, and who venture debt is for.
Startup Weekend pep talk: It ain’t the code
By Jason Cohen
If you build a simple landing page that describes what your company will do and get 50 signups, you will be much closer to having a real company than a team that builds something that works beautifully but no one asked for it.
Most of Your Work Sucks
By AJ Kessler
The nature of creative work (including startups) is that you need to test and hone your ideas 1,000 times to get something fantastic.
What everyone should know about the human eye
By Lionel Barrow
A fascinating post about what people do while looking at the things you built. If you are interested in this topic also check out this post.
Startup Diaries: Getting Your First Customer
By Dharmesh Shah
A story and 5 tips about landing your first paying customers.