On MVPs, Glueing Things Together, and $270 flights to South Africa. — Medium: "You can recognize an opportunity and validate it by seeing if people will pay for it THAT DAY. You don’t need a fancy site. You don’t need a complete backend (I still have to unsubscribe people manually!). You don’t even need to build it all yourself — there are services for pretty much everything.
Just glue stuff together.
At this stage, there is absolutely no reason to roll your own anything except glue. I think the hip term for this these days is the “no stack startup.” That term sounds silly, because I have a stack (and I LOVE it). My stack is: Wordpress template, Formcrafts, Stripe, Mailchimp, Twilio, Zapier, and my php script."
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