The Ultralight Startup
The Ultralight Starup

The Ultralight Startup shows you don't need an MBA, a trust fund, or even experience running your own company to become a star in the tech world. The Ultralight Startup is a comprehensive, easy-to-follow guide that will prepare any entrepreneur for success. Learn how to raise money, launch a product, get covered on TechCrunch, and the secrets behind companies like Onswipe, Foursquare, Twitter, Dropbox, Mint, and more.

24 Jul

A Toothbrush Is More Important Than Your App – How To Change That And Make Your App A Daily Habit

A Toothbrush Is More Important Than Your App – How To Change That And Make Your App A Daily Habit

TweetLarry Page, the CEO of Google, has what he calls the toothbrush test.  It simply asks if your product is useful enough to be used two times a day and something you can’t function without.  Ever travel without a toothbrush?  That’s how life should feel if your service went away.  It’s a good litmus test […]

02 Jul

Why Email Newsletters Will Always Be Serious Business

Why Email Newsletters Will Always Be Serious Business

TweetFour years ago to the day, I wrote my last article on email newsletters “Email newsletters are still a serious business”, which was a followup to this original article “Email newsletters are serious business”. It turns out that four years later, email newsletters are even more of a serious business. Instead of profiling what the […]

05 Feb

Fixing Twitter’s growth – Consumption first, creation second

Fixing Twitter’s growth – Consumption first, creation second

TweetTwitter has a ton of growth potential to unlock. After releasing their Q1 results, the stock dropped due to a lack of user growth. I personally think Twitter is going to be a gem that’s around for decades and that they’re in their first inning. The best growth is yet to come and here’s why: […]

22 Jul

Everywhere First – Why mobile was the first, not the final step.

Everywhere First – Why mobile was the first, not the final step.

Tweet For the past few years, the trend has been to be mobile first and it’s the end all to be all. There’s this thought that being built for a mobile device was the final frontier and the biggest shift we’ve ever seen. What if it’s just the first shockwave of a big earthquake? What […]

07 May

Quality

Quality

Tweet“I firmly believe that any man’s finest hour, the greatest fulfillment of all that he holds dear, is that moment when he has worked his heart out in a good cause and lies exhausted on the field of battle – victorious.” – Vince Lombardi Let’s take this scenario: Think of the difference between shiny new […]