🔗 Seth’s Blog: Cutting through Singer’s Paradox

Seth’s Blog: Cutting through Singer’s Paradox Understanding people’s motivations for giving and helping out others: CLOSE & NOW: (…) Many times, we act generously or heroically because to avoid doing so is to risk being shamed. (…) GRATITUDE : Even though it might not be at the top of mind, the fact is that once we pull someone out of the pond, we anticipate that they will thank us, and so will the community....

January 2, 2015 · 1 min · 185 words

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fundersandfounders: Too Late To Start? quarter-life crisis and mid-life crisis

March 23, 2014 · 1 min · 10 words

🔗 How to Create a Business that Prints Money | Forever Jobless

How to Create a Business that Prints Money | Forever Jobless Step 1: How can you create something of value in a market better than what’s out there? Step 2: When you do that, how can you reach your potential audience? If you can answer “yes” to both, do you have something you think you’ll enjoy, and can make an amount of money that may be interesting to you? Cool. Jump in....

February 19, 2014 · 1 min · 72 words

📜 The default state of any new idea is failure. It’s the execution–the

The default state of any new idea is failure. It’s the execution–the fight against inertia–that matters. Dustin Curtis (via The Fight ) It’s so easy to get stuck in the waiting place, putting things off until later, even when those things are vitally important to making your dreams come true. But the truth is that, in order to make progress, you need to physically and mentally fight against the momentum of ordinary events ....

January 26, 2014 · 1 min · 147 words

🔗 Ideas are just a multiplier of execution | Derek Sivers

Ideas are just a multiplier of execution | Derek Sivers To me, ideas are worth nothing unless executed. They are just a multiplier. Execution is worth millions. AWFUL IDEA = -1 WEAK IDEA = 1 SO-SO IDEA = 5 GOOD IDEA = 10 GREAT IDEA = 15 BRILLIANT IDEA = 20 NO EXECUTION = $1 WEAK EXECUTION = $1000 SO-SO EXECUTION = $10,000 GOOD EXECUTION = $100,000 GREAT EXECUTION = $1,000,000...

December 12, 2013 · 1 min · 106 words

📜 Free is only a tactic, not a business model

Free is only a tactic, not a business model. Free: a Tactic, not a Business Model | Tech News and Analysis

August 30, 2012 · 1 min · 21 words

🔗 Redeye VC: The Penny Gap

Redeye VC: The Penny Gap … my primary point was to state that many people (mistakenly) believe that getting a consumer to go from “free” to $1/month is just as difficult as getting someone to go from $1 to $2/month. I think that there is a huge burden to getting a consumer to pay anything — and entrepreneurs tend to underestimate the level of effort.

August 30, 2012 · 1 min · 65 words

📜 The entrepreneur’s dilemma

nateweiner: “The entrepreneur’s dilemma: Maintaining friendships. Building a great company. Spending time w/family. Staying fit. Getting sleep. Pick 3.” @RandiZuckerberg 3 seems generous. Replace “getting sleep” with “eating” or any other body function and that part stops making much sense.

July 8, 2012 · 1 min · 40 words

🔗 Burn Your Business Plan! – Forbes

Burn Your Business Plan! – Forbes Now let’s be careful, I’m not saying business plans have no place in the universe, but I am saying they are a bad place to start. There is a much better process to follow and when you are done then, and only then, should you write a business plan. See practical example from XoomPark : Xoom park bmc_international_new_sp [autosaved] View more presentations from Steve Blank

June 19, 2012 · 1 min · 71 words

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(…) 3 different types of products out there: In the first case, we have something like purchasing food. Immediately that hamburger has a lot of value (you’re hungry right?) but after you eat it, the value is largely gone. In the second case, there are products that deliver the same amount of value to you every day. A newspaper subscription is a great example of this. Every day it shows up at your door and you get the same value from it each time....

June 15, 2012 · 1 min · 145 words

📺 Brain Crack

Brain Crack (Explicit Version) :: Best of the Show :: 07-11-06 (by zefrank1)

May 9, 2012 · 1 min · 13 words

🔗 Dodd’s Blog: How My Side Project Generated Sales and 66,000 Unique Vistors in 1 Month

Dodd’s Blog: How My Side Project Generated Sales and 66,000 Unique Visitors in 1 Month doddcaldwell: At the end of February, I launched a side project, Loft Resumes, with a friend of mine, Emory Cash. Our tagline is “Style-Conscious Resumes for the Standout Job Seeker.” As you can tell from the Google Analytics screenshot below, from the time that we first tweeted about it on February 21st to mid-day March 31st, we’ve received over 81,000 visits (over 66,000 of them uniques,) and over 209,000 page views....

April 26, 2012 · 1 min · 86 words

🔗 Startup Death Clock

Startup Death Clock The startup death clock tells you what day your startup will run out of money.

April 24, 2012 · 1 min · 18 words

🔗 Startup Exercise: What can’t be solved with money?

Startup Exercise: What can’t be solved with money? (…) show how the important problems facing your business are those that can be solved with money, because money is what they’re providing . Even if you’re not pitching this is a useful exercise, because if you’re good at the things money can’t buy, you’ll remain competitive even when confronted by a well-funded competitor. (…) The pattern: concepts , behaviors , knowledge , and process cannot be fabricated with money, and possibly cannot even be accelerated....

April 24, 2012 · 1 min · 105 words

🔗 Never say “no,” but rarely say “yes.”

Never say “no,” but rarely say “yes.” So the principle is easy: Set the conditions of “yes” such that: If they say “yes,” you’re happy because the terms or money are so good, it more than compensates for the distraction, possibly even funding the thing you really want to do. If they say “no,” you’re happy because it wasn’t a great fit anyway, so it’s not worthwhile for a small return on your time and effort....

April 23, 2012 · 2 min · 229 words

🔗 The full story of “the one important thing” for startups

A startup can focus on only one metric. So you have to decide what that is and ignore everything else. Noah Kagan, in The full story of “the one important thing” for startups At a little company there’s no time for small changes achieving small goals. — Jason Cohen

April 23, 2012 · 1 min · 49 words

📜 Your time is $1000/hour, and you need to act accordingly

Your time is $1000/hour, and you need to act accordingly. Jason Cohen , founder of WP Engine in How should a startup founder value her time?

April 23, 2012 · 1 min · 26 words

🔗 Startups, This Is How Design Works – by Wells Riley

Startups, This Is How Design Works – by Wells Riley But what is ‘design’ actually? Is it a logo? A WordPress theme? An innovative UI? It’s so much more than that. It’s a state of mind. It’s an approach to a problem. It’s how you’re going to kick your competitor’s ass. This handy guide will help you understand design and provide resources to help you find awesome design talent.

April 5, 2012 · 1 min · 69 words

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March 24, 2012 · 1 min · 7 words

🔗 Startup Tools | Steve Blank

Startup Tools | Steve Blank Awesome reference guide with tools to help start a new business.

February 2, 2012 · 1 min · 16 words