Insights

Start First, Plan Later
Starting a company is a big step, so it’s understandable that you would want to make sure you have the perfect business plan in place before you start. But that’s wasting time: Just get out in the field and refine the plan as you learn more about the problem you’re trying to solve.
Lynn Jurich
Founder & Co-CEO
Sunrun
Writing a Business Plan
We like business plans that present a lot of information in as few words as possible. The following business plan format, within 15–20 slides, is all that’s needed.
Sequoia

Recommended Reading

Clock of the Long Now
(amazon.com)
This isn’t a business book per se, but it’s very deep thinking about the role of business in society. It made me think about what the point of having a company was, what businesses are good at influencing and how to think long term. Thinking about making something for 10,000 years makes it easier to think about things on a 10 year plan.
Phil Libin
CEO
Evernote

Pricing Podcast

Featuring Evernote's Phil Libin and Sequoia's Roelof Botha

Listen on TuneIn or iTunes