God I hate listicles. But I keep being asked by people what books they should read to start building something like my $1000 monthly revenue SaaS . Okay, here is the deal: you carefully dump all your startup and business books to the nearest trash can and read these articles instead. They have anything you need to start working your ass off on a project that will allow you to lead the life you want. And the best part is that you have to spend just one hour to get on track. I reread them occasionally too. Idea and mindset by . This timeless piece helps build a comprehensive mental framework that will allow you to move from the “I can’t think of anything” state to “OMG I don’t have time to build everything I want.” How to get startup ideas Paul Graham by . I absolutely love this article. If you’re blinded and immobilized by the dazzling light of Silicon Valley unicorns, here is your cure. Brief takeaway — you don’t have to deal with all that crap, just do a good job and serve your customers; success will come naturally. RECONSIDER DHH by . We all hit the pit every once in a while. Come back to this article every time you don’t feel like grinding. Fire and motion Joel Spolsky MVP and implementation by Basecamp. Actually it’s a two minute read and self-explanatory. From idea to implementation by Basecamp. developers and small teams deal with constraints all the time. And it’s an advantage, actually. Embrace constraints Indie Marketing by . You don’t need to have a big budget and skills to go out and invite users manually. That’s more than enough for a start. Do things that don’t scale Paul Graham by . The bottom line: help your customers to know and love yout product more and they’ll take care of the rest. Marketing without marketing Jason Fried That’s it. Devour it and get back to work. This code ain’t gonna write itself.