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All the Startup Advice You Read Is Wrong

But you should read some anyway

Editor’s note: Our founder and CEO wrote this piece about business advice back in 2013, but its timeless message is part of Marker’s DNA, so we are sharing it with you now. Enjoy!

There are two big problems with reading about what made other companies successful:

1. Correlation is not…




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