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Core observation I have about a lot of startups (and other businesses): the ROI for sales and marketing is much better than the ROI for delivering actual value to your customers. Therefore, bullshitters tend to outcompete people who care about the product.

"If you can’t sell, starting a business is probably unwise" may be realistic, but it saddens me deeply as a human being.

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