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Startup.com - the movie (torrentportal.com)
11 points by Nick_Smith on Feb 21, 2007 | hide | past | web | favorite | 7 comments



That movie is really great -- the title is perfect. I think it's basically a lesson in what not to do. Two non-hackers start a company and skip the make-a-great-product stage completely. Watching them it feels like borderline fraud. -- I bought Spolsky's "Aardvark" documentary and enjoyed it a lot, but I wish it had more YC in it. I wish YC funded two guys to make a documentary about YC. If the guys were good at it maybe they could create a product around that. Maybe something that makes it easy for "normal" people to make documentaries.


Amazingly, Kaleil is now selling business advice at his personal website. http://www.kaleil.com/ Aardvark sounds like an interesting doc -- so far can't find it online though. Indeed, they had no product... and 233 employees.


awesome! thanks so much


I don't think that this movie is free (as in speech) to distribute. It came out in 2001 and is still being sold by retailers*. On that note, thanks for bringing it to my attention, now I may buy it! (* http://preview.tinyurl.com/2w6tob )


It is free for people to distribute, it's just that you have guilt about it, but feel free to live within your own code.


Amen.

There are many different kinds of free


Thanks, I'll be watching this soon.




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