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.

15 Sep

Microsoft, Minecraft, and the next generation of Makers

TweetI’ve never been a big Minecraft player, aside from the internal server we had setup in the office. I got carried away and summoned a bunch of Dragons… that did not make everyone happy. Everyone is going to do a long winded analysis of Minecraft from will they screw it up, its implications for XBox, […]

30 Jul

Passive Commerce Is The Big Opportunity To Fill The Space Between Pinterest and Amazon

Passive Commerce Is The Big Opportunity To Fill The Space Between Pinterest and Amazon

TweetI was browsing ProductHunt today and my friend Dave posted an email newsletter, GetBiked that’s focused on a once a week mailing of bikes for sale. Ryan had a good comment that you can see below: .@JasonLBaptiste on “passive commerce” re. @getbiked in @producthunt thread: pic.twitter.com/2jpXpE1Gsn — Dave Ambrose (@daveambrose) July 29, 2014 I responded […]

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: […]