» Chris Nuttall writes about my 10 rules to launch a startup and Seesmic in today’s Financial Times
  • http://christopherspeaks.com 74.christopher

    Yes, excellent article. I regret that the Internet version, however, did not publish the 10 tips. Good luck to you.

  • http://www.dutchcowboys.nl Maarten Lens-FitzGerald

    great article. CU in paris at le web and add me on twitter /dutchcowboy

  • http://stawowy.googlepages.com/booksitranslated Ludwik Stawowy

    I wish you and your team a huge success.

  • http://xlntads.com/blog Mark Schoneveld

    Funny to see a newspaper clipping scanned in on a blog! FTW!

  • Randy Korba

    great, great, great (from a much-scarred iterative founder). 10 for 10.

  • http://raw.channelfrederator.com/profile/rickwolff Rick Wolff

    I have this idea for a web business that would find a loyal and statistically growing niche market of users. (Nothing to do with animation, the topic of my blog.) The thing is, it’s very stealable by a pharmaceutical company. Your advice cuts against my suspicions, especially the idea of an open discussion network. It seems the equivalent of leaving my car running when I visit a store — I almost deserve to get it stolen. And no insurance company would give me money if I reported it.
    I do know that I need to get people who know more about aspects of the business than I do. That’s everybody, especially since I’ve never started a business before. I guess that this is how you say it’s done: blog my brains out, market the idea before the product actually exists, and get input even as I keep the front door ajar to the concept. Except, it sounds crazy!
    It also sounds a lot easier for a millionaire such as you to do, who can afford to fail.

  • http://www.livecrunch.com Live Crunch

    Great tips from you and i really love it, i am also one of the bloggers that give advices.

  • http://www.blogdimension.com Henrick

    Hi Loïc!
    I (fortunately and unfortunately) completely agree with your vision and insight… As the cofounder of Blogdimension.com, the Web 2.0 Search Engine, I find it very difficult to develop a new concept and the related business here in Europe. If you come from the bottom you will have no support in the media, no ear from the BA’s or VC’s. Only the users can do something for you if you bring and share the true value with them.
    Europe should wake up, and quickly!
    All the Best Loïc for your nice adventure there or anywhere ;-)
    HK

  • http://www.blogdimension.com Henrick

    Hi Loïc!
    I (fortunately and unfortunately) completely agree with your vision and insight… As the cofounder of Blogdimension.com, the Web 2.0 Search Engine, I find it very difficult to develop a new concept and the related business here in Europe. If you come from the bottom you will have no support in the media, no ear from the BA’s or VC’s. Only the users can do something for you if you bring and share the true value with them.
    Europe should wake up, and quickly!
    All the Best Loïc for your nice adventure there or anywhere ;-)
    HK

  • http://blogs.technet.com/readyblogaustria/archive/2007/12/09/10-regeln-f-r-unternehmensgr-nder.aspx Ready Blog Austria

    10 Regeln fr Unternehmensgrnder

    In der Financial Times vom 4. Dezember findet sich ein Artikel über den Werdegang von Loic Le Meur ,