As good as a list as I've seen from VentureHacks:
- Move to Silicon Valley. [BC: Not mandatory]
- Pick a great co-founder with complementary skills.
- Select people with intelligence, energy and integrity.
- Pick a big market.
- Develop the minimum viable product to test your hypothesis about what the market needs. Preferably it’s a product that you’re passionate about since you’ll need to stick with it to an irrational point (the Internet especially is efficiently arbitraged).
- Iterate like crazy until you find product/market fit. If you don’t find it, do not raise money, do not pass go. Start over.
- If you have found product/market fit, raise money from high-quality people that you trust. Keep control.
- Scale. Hang on.
The links within the list are good as well.
- Interview with Australian teen who had a party when his parents were out of town and refuses to apologize on TV.
- Clint Eastwood lists three reasons why he will never win an Oscar.
- Chris Yeh comment on my post on interestingness: "Things are interesting when they are both novel yet strangely familiar. It's like when you meet a new person, yet it seems like you've known them forever."
- Interesting photo project of strangers touching each other.
- Mexico's conflicting interests when it comes to the drug trade. Another masterful analysis from Stratfor.