Pmarchive

An archive of the best articles from
Marc Andreessen's original blog.pmarca.com

The Pmarca Guide to Startups

  1. Part 1: Why not to do a startup
  2. Part 2: When the VCs say "no"
  3. Part 3: "But I don't know any VCs!"
  4. Part 4: The only thing that matters
  5. Part 5: The Moby Dick theory of big companies
  6. Part 6: How much funding is too little? Too much?
  7. Part 7: Why a startup's initial business plan doesn't matter that much
  8. Part 8: Hiring, managing, promoting, and firing executives
  9. Part 9: How to hire a professional CEO

Other Startup Essentials

  1. The truth about venture capitalists, Part 1
  2. The truth about venture capitalists, Part 2
  3. The truth about venture capitalists, Part 3
  4. How to hire the best people you've ever worked with
  5. Serial entrepreneurs and today's Silicon Valley
  6. The Psychology of Entrepreneurial Misjudgment, part 1: Biases 1-6
  7. Age and the entrepreneur, part 1: Some data
  8. Luck and the entrepreneur, part 1: The four kinds of luck

Additional Pmarca Guides

  1. Guide to Personal Productivity
  2. Guide to Career Planning, part 0: Introduction
  3. Guide to Career Planning, part 1: Opportunity
  4. Guide to Career Planning, part 2: Skills and education
  5. Guide to Career Planning, part 3: Where to go and why
  6. Guide to Big Companies, part 1: Turnaround!
  7. Guide to Big Companies, part 2: Retaining great people

Assorted Goodness

  1. Why there's no such thing as Web 2.0
  2. Top 10 science fiction novelists of the '00s -- so far
  3. Why Ning?
  4. Book of the week: Best book for tech entrepreneurs this year
  5. The three kinds of platforms you meet on the Internet
  6. Music of the week: Three views of the blues, through jazz
  7. Eleven lessons learned about blogging, so far
  8. OK, you're right, it IS a bubble
  9. Counterpoint: Ben Horowitz on micromanagement
  10. An hour and a half with Barack Obama

The Long Kiss Goodbye

Before he stopped posting, Marc tantalized readers with a "Coming Soon" list (reprinted below). I was particularly excited about the Guide to High-Tech Startups. Maybe someday. All we can do is hope.