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It’s my greatest fear to invest a bunch of time and money into building a product that nobody would use. That happened to me twice. I did customer development prior to building the MVP. I talked to real people and validated that they would use my product. Guess what? The very same people never ended […]

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When you’re working on a startup, there are endless things to do. Fixing bugs, customer support emails, marketing, working on product features, sales calls, and the list goes on. It’s easy to get pulled in too many directions. Prioritizing becomes super important. You always need to be working on tasks that are critical to your […]

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I haven’t had a “job” in 2 years. But when I did, it sucked. Seriously, it was terrible. Take a close look a the office timetable above. Is that you? Be honest with yourself. That was my life. Every single day. For 6 years. This article is in response to this week’s Startup Edition topic, […]

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This article is inspired by the┬áStartup Edition┬áprompt, “How do you become an expert in your craft?” Becoming an expert at social media is not a hard task. Anyone can do it. It’s just freaking time consuming. First you have to ask yourself why you want to do social media marketing: Do you want to get […]

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This is a guest post written by Rob Rawson of Staff.com. We were having a discussion on how to work with remote developers. The topic deserved to be a blog post so everyone can learn from our experiences. The tools for remote working exist: high speed internet; a wide variety of communication software; online collaboration […]

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I gave a talk today to 167 people at Silicon Valley Code Camp. They all came to seek advice on being an underpaid developer and the steps they could take to sell products. You can check out the slides at the end of the post if you’re interested. One thing struck me as alarming — […]

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This post is inspired by the Startup Edition prompt, “How do you get into startups?” I’ve never had a job at a startup as an employee. My experience with them has only been as a founder. I quit a corporate job of 5 years and jumped straight into startup life. I thought the time I […]