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Who Has The Best Startup Blog? Hint: There's A New Sheriff In Town


I've been reading startup blogs for as long as there have been startup blogs.

I'm a fan of Joel Spolsky.  I'm impressed with his wit and humor.  Some of his older stuff was really good, but most of his newer stuff just hasn't struck me in the same way.  But, maybe that's just me.

I'm a fan of Paul Graham.  I'm impressed with his intelligence and ability to really cover a topic well in a way that makes sense and appeals to my analytical side.

I'm a fan of Guy Kawasaki because despite not having had that much startup experience, he seems to really get it.  He's got some natural startup instincts and an approachable writing style.

But, none of these is my favorite startup-related blog anymore.  That designation goes to Marc Andreesen's relatively new blog, blog.pmarca.com (though the name itself is not particularly intuitive).  As evidence, I'll cite his two most recent articles, which I think are simply brilliant. 

1.  Guide To Startups, Part 1: Why Not To Do A Startup

2.  Guide To Startups, Part 2: When The VCs Say No

I defy you to find more useful and insightful content on the topic of startups.

As a startup blogger myself, I am continually humbled by the quality of content that is out there.  Now, Marc's raised the bar even higher.  If you are a busy startup founder and don't have much time to read, you should probably read Marc's stuff instead of mine.  Trust me, you'll be glad you switched...

Posted by Dharmesh Shah on Wed, Jun 20, 2007


I agree with you that Marc's blog is a fantastic source for anyone who's thinking about starting up a company or for existing startup founders. Atwww.intruders.tv our approach is a little bit different because we give the founders an opportunity to express themselves and share their successes and failures. Keep up the good work, I've been enjoying your blog since the beginning!

posted on Wednesday, June 20, 2007 at 5:33 PM by vincent

I fully agree with vincent

posted on Wednesday, June 20, 2007 at 8:27 PM by Raman Basu

That IS the best startup blog I have read to date. What I love about him is that he is the last person to mince his words. He goes to extreme lengths to ensure that his experience comes through with the least amount of personal bias attached. In fact, as I write these comments down, I have another tab open with his latest blog feed "The Pmarca Guide to Big Companies, part 1: turnaround!" :-)... Happy Reading and hopefully Happy Minting!

posted on Wednesday, June 20, 2007 at 11:23 PM by Timmy Jose

Dharmesh, it has been a while since I last read your blog. Thanks for the references.

As for me, I had to suspend operations of my first startup (ebdex) due to inability of my outsourcing partner to deliver quality software, now provide consultancy to one of my competitors and started the second company with another competitor. And thinking of the third startup. I am also looking at reviving my first startup as a reseller. Do drop in at http://www.manojranaweera.com sometime.

Vincent, thanks for the lead. Will have a look at your site.

Best regards

posted on Thursday, June 21, 2007 at 4:02 AM by Manoj Ranaweera

I agree about the Marc Anderson blog. It is obviously informed by a wealth of experience and put across in a fascinating style. We are seeking to do something similar in the UK with ourwww.talkenterprise.co.uk blog. It is very early days but we all have to start somewhere. Take a look and offer a comment. Prof David

posted on Thursday, June 21, 2007 at 9:45 AM by Prof David

Have a look at businesshackers.com and amazingstartups.com Those might be good choices.

posted on Monday, June 25, 2007 at 6:17 PM by Peter

Dharmesh, love your blog. I started one with some of my experiences as an entrepreneur.. hope you can visit it some time. I rate your "Business Geek" article to be one of my all time favs. Keep up the good work! Raj

posted on Monday, July 02, 2007 at 8:13 PM by Raj

best start up blog iswww.startupblog.wordpress.com by far. Most insightful, updaetd regularly and by written by an entreprenuer.

posted on Thursday, July 19, 2007 at 9:02 PM by steve

I have been surprised lately with the quality of his postings too. But there are only so much smart things he can say. Reminds me of Mark Cuban with his Success & Motivation series of posts, which were brilliant. Its exactly what I needed to read to get ready for all those nasty horrible lows from the life of entrepreneur.

posted on Wednesday, August 22, 2007 at 11:21 PM by entrepreneur2be.com

There are a lot of jewels out there for all entrepreneurs starting up. We're trying to tell our entire story as it unfolds -- from the first steps, to incorporation, branding, chosing a host, and everthing else we think could be useful or interesting. We hope it'll come in handy to all those who are also in the midst of the startup life.


posted on Monday, October 29, 2007 at 1:52 PM by Shafqat

I can't count how many times I found myself in either Kawasaki or Marc's blog - on almost anything startup related. 
Great people with great experiences 
I'll also throw in my friends blog that I already mentioned as a comment here somewhere but still might be of interest: 

posted on Tuesday, October 14, 2008 at 11:43 PM by Grey

I think you are right. I went through it and liked it. Good and simple but with good sources.  
I go through several other blogs because I need the advice. Among them I also like http://www.workhomemoney.com because it covers various aspects of startups

posted on Tuesday, December 02, 2008 at 11:45 AM by bikiassam

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