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The Secret to Platform Building for Startups

A.K.A. Book Notes for Your First 1000 Copies by Tim Grahl UPDATE #2: The contest closed with a surprise ending. Due to overwhelming response from newsletter subscribers, Tim agreed to send 10 signed free copies of his book instead of just 3. Huge thanks to Tim and his company Out:think for his generosity and thank […]

30 Things to Stop Doing As A Startup Founder

Being a startup founder is hard enough, but making common mistakes can often lead to total disaster. Here are some common things to look out for: Stop drinking your own kool-aid. – If you are not brutally honest with yourself, you can’t make informed decisions that will truly improve your company. You will hide behind excuses […]

How To Cope With Startup Envy

Dear Lucas… My startup recently failed. I was the CEO, and it was in a super-hot space with three other competitors. Two of the competitors were acquired and the founders in both companies became super-wealthy. I checked out their LinkedIn profiles and for most of the founders, it was their first startup.With only two startups […]

4 Transcendent Startup Tips From Penn and Teller

Three years ago, I was just a programmer. I had made a name for myself as a programmer, having written a 900 page book on Ruby, a few popular Ruby gems, and built several successful startups like Mog.com from the ground up. Then something changed in me. I transformed into a startup founder, creating AppFog.com […]