Practical Advice for the Famous “Do Things That Don’t Scale”
Startup Codex

Paul Graham's famous post is a fantastic piece of advice for founders.

It is, however, particularly counter-intuitive and can leave you confused as to how to apply it in practice. How do you determine which non-scalable portion of your business to focus on?

This article expands on the subject by discussing five concrete examples of applying the popular Y Combinator philosophy.

Doing unscalable (grunt) work that can be scaled by someone else is useless. Doing grunt work that can not be scaled means you’re going to show that you’re better.