Category: Startups

Where do you get your energy from?

I recently listened to an episode of The Growth Show podcast and the guest was Noah Kagan, CEO of and AppSumo. The episode was primarily about how Noah was continually learning new skills and how he went about doing so. A lot of that learning advice was valuable, but the one thing that stuck […]

Reps and Sets

I interviewed David Cancel, Co-founder and CEO of Drift, for my podcast a while ago. Drift just raised $32 million from top-tier investors, and he has started 5 companies. The guy knows what he’s doing. One of the things he always talks about is “reps and sets.” Reps & Sets. The simple secret that most avoid. […]

Success doesn’t happen overnight

I keep telling myself that. AirBNB is a massive success, and it feels like they got there overnight. But according to CEO Brian Chesky, their “overnight” success took a little longer than that. Gary Vaynerchuk talks about this all the time. The guy is absolutely everywhere today, but it has taken him over a decade […]

The importance of taking time off from work

A couple of weeks ago, a story about a woman who took a couple of days off from work to focus on her mental health went viral. In summary, Madalyn Parker, an engineer who works for live chat company Olark, wrote an email to her team that said she was taking the next couple of […]

Let Your Personality Shine in Your Product

A couple of years ago, the folks at startup accelerator Y Combinator put on a series of lectures called “How to Start a Startup” at Stanford University. My favorite lecture was lecture 7, “How to Build Products Users Love“, which was presented by Kevin Hale, Founder of online form company Wufoo and now Partner at […]

Testing Mockups Before Coding – Lessons Learned from Past Startups Pt. 4

This is the fourth post I’ve written about some of the mistakes I’ve made with past startups. You can find the other three here: Alignment with Idea – Lessons Learned from Past Startups  Alignment with Co-Founders – Lessons Learned From Past Startups Pt. 2 Real Customer Development – Lessons Learned from Past Startups Pt. 3 […]