• All
  • Branding
  • Business Planning
  • Customer Satisfaction
  • Development
  • Design
  • Finance / Accounts
  • Fund Raising
  • Generic Hacks
  • Ideation
  • Sales
  • Social Media
  • Team Building
  • Miscellaneous
Crafting great value...
Crafting great value propositions is a critical marketing job but creating them isn't easy. This template helps capture the necessary inputs and assumptions.

Crafting great value propositions is a critical marketing job but creating them isn't easy. This template helps capture the necessary inputs and assumptions.

The 20-Minute Business Model
The 20-Minute Business Model

Can you put your entire business model down on paper in 20 minutes? Author Ash Maurya shows us how.

5 Changes I Made to Improve My...
5 Changes I Made to Improve My Productivity While Traveling

These simple adjustments can make time on the road or in the air more productive.

The Eight Best Questions We...
The Eight Best Questions We Got While Raising Venture Capital

For startups, Christmas comes in November. Partners come back from vacation in September and deals start closing a few months later; since the credit crisis deferred fund-raising for most of the…

HOWTO: Spend your investors’...
HOWTO: Spend your investors’ money

If you took total monthly burn and divided it by total number of employees, how much would you expect the per-employee burn be?.

What percent of a given round of funding do you expect will be spent on personnel?

What percent of a given round of funding do you expect will be spent on servers and infrastructure?

How much should rent be, roughly, per employee per month?

To raise or not to raise
To raise or not to raise

You’d like to create a product which requires you to build hardware, open storefronts, or otherwise produce something physical. Manufacturing is a capital intensive adventure. I doubt someone could easily bootstrap the Tesla or the Nest.

Focus or Chaos for...
Focus or Chaos for Entrepreneurs

How much focus is too much? Thats the eternal question every entrepreneur faces. It is in nature of many entrepreneurs to think about multiple things at the same time. Thats their biggest strength and their biggest weakness.

Managers and specialists are better at almost everything than entrepreneurs but only entrepreneurs do everything in a good enough way till the point they can hire specialists to do it right.

Five Steps to Storytelling...
Five Steps to Storytelling with Data

In the pre-digital era, data was a subject for mathematicians and scientists. Now, one way or another, we can’t escape it.

Our constant use of online services not only relies on data, we are also a continuous source of data, generating information about all aspects of our lives.

Whether it’s data about the human body—thanks to the rise of wearables

How (Not) To Manage A UX...
How (Not) To Manage A UX Project

I’ve worked on a lot of different projects in my career, and I’ve learned quite a bit. I’ve always said that I’d rather learn from someone else’s mistakes instead of my own, but I’ve had ample opportunity to learn from my own missteps too.

I see a lot of UX articles that detail how to successfully execute a design project, but I haven’t seen much discussion on things or steps to avoid.

How to name a startup
How to name a startup

The following is a list of qualities of a good name for your startup. The prioritization of these qualities is highly subjective and specific to the project/product being named. Given that so many good domain names are already registered, it will be difficult to achieve all of these without buying a domain name. Bootstrappers may need to compromise on some of these and/or spend lots of time being creative

Growth Hacking 101
Growth Hacking 101

In this world of 800 million user social networks that might not sound like much - but our business was e-commerce, where there is a significant and explicitly calculable ARPU.

An audience of 500,000 people who you are selling to directly is an incredibly valuable asset, something that a multi-million dollar business can thrive off. These slides explain some of the ways you can get to 500,000 users based on my experiences in this business and others.