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Github's startup philosophy  

Github is a very special case - a tool for technical people that came at just the right time, with just the right mix of coolness and usefulness to take off like a rocket. So, when reading this list, take it with a grain of salt - much of it won't apply to other startups.

That said, it's still interesting to see Github's philosophy laid out like this. The key points:

  1. Start early
  2. Adapt to your customers
  3. Have fun
  4. Pay attention to Twitter
  5. Deploy at will
  6. You don't need an office
  7. Hire through open-source
  8. Trust your team
  9. You don't need Venture Capital
  10. Open-source whenever you can
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