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ChatGPT vs. Bard vs. HuggingChat vs. BingChat for startup books and front-end code

In this episode of Ventures, I (https://linkedin.com/in/wclittle) compare ChatGPT, Bard, HuggingChat, and BingChat regarding their recommendations for startup books and front-end code for a standard startup landing page. I compare the user experience of each LLM, the limitations of each for these use cases, and show how ChatGPT and Bard seem to be current leaders in these examples.

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0:03 - Tee-up for the episode, talking about the 4 LLMs I’ll be comparing, and where to find the audio/video of this episode.

1:14 - Talking about startup books, starting with ChatGPT’s list:

"The Lean Startup" by Eric Ries

"Zero to One" by Peter Thiel and Blake Masters

"The Startup Owner's Manual" by Steve Blank and Bob Dorf

"Founders at Work" by Jessica Livingston

"The Hard Thing About Hard Things" by Ben Horowitz

"Venture Deals" by Brad Feld and Jason Mendelson

"Disciplined Entrepreneurship" by Bill Aule

"Crossing the Chasm" by Geoffrey A. Moore

2:47 - Talking about Google Bard’s list:

The Lean Startup by Eric Ries

Zero to One by Peter Thiel

The Hard Thing About Hard Things by Ben Horowitz

The Mom Test by Rob Fitzpatrick

The Startup Owner's Manual by Steve Blank

The $100 Startup by Chris Guillebeau

Founders at Work by Jessica Livingston

Lost and Founder by Rand Fishkin

The Innovator's Dilemma by Clayton Christensen

The Art of Startup Fundraising by Steve Blank and Bob Dorf

3:25 - HuggingChat’s “list” - which was just The Lean Startup

4:12 - Bing Chat’s list:

Lost and Founder by Rand Fishkin, The Startup Checklist by David S. Rose, and The Lean Startup by Eric Ries1. Other books recommended for startup founders include The Founder’s Dilemmas by Noam Wasserman, Secrets of Sand Hill Road by Scott Kupor, and Zero to One by Peter Thiel and Blake Masters1. According to Benzinga, the best startup books for beginners are “Zero to One,” “Creativity Inc.” and “The Lean Startup”1. “The Startup Owner’s Manual” by Steve Blank is also recommended as one of the best startup books2. Other books that are recommended for business startup include “The War of Art” by Steven Pressfield, “The 4-Hour Workweek” by Tim Ferris, and “Purple Cow” by Seth Godin1.

6:06 - Diving into front-end code with the 4 LLMs, including asking it for the CSS for the recommended HTML code that Bard and ChatGPT put out (HuggingChat and Bing weren’t able to generate code for me).