A blog about startup and growth hacking.

Published: 2 weeks ago

Freedom Driven Entrepreneur

“The three most harmful addictions are heroin, carbohydrates, and a monthly salary.” – Nassim Taleb It was a Sunday afternoon in the sunny Austin, Texas. I was sitting in a coffee shop chatting with a French entrepreneur that I had met. “The rest of …

Published: 2 months ago

Win the Heart of Your Audience with Content Marketing Tools

My Misfortune with Google Adsense In the summer of 2008, as a self-taught Rails developer, I took a leave-of-absense from my day job to start my first company. I was going to build a Digg for travel destinations. Imagine you are on a 5-week …

Published: 2 months ago

Top 7 Social Media Posts This Week

  7 Tips for Building a Social Media Audience Entrepreneurs and marketers with successful social media strategies weigh in on some best practices for building an audience on social. 25 Clever Twitter Keyboard Shortcuts Whether it’s navigational tricks or keyboard actions, these handy Twitter …

Published: 2 months ago

3 Resources on Customer Acquisition You Should Not Miss

  Brian K Balfour · How To Become A Customer Acquisition Expert How To Become A Customer Acquisition Expert To read about how other professionals became experts in their craft sign up for Startup Edition #23. If I Can Do It, You Can Do …

Published: 3 months ago

Top Social Media Posts This Week

  Five LinkedIn Strategies You Haven’t Thought Of Before The overwhelming majority of current LinkedIn users (84.4 percent) are using LinkedIn’s free account. Only 15.1 percent pay for premium service. I have found LinkedIn’s best uses lie in the creative strategies practitioners have devised …

Published: 6 months ago

Be Relentlessly Resourceful and Your Dreams Have No Limits

When I first heard about the term “relentlessly resourceful”, I had a hard time grasping what it meant. Yet, according to YCombinator’s Paul Graham, this is the single most important trait of a successful entrepreneur. It means once you set your target, you do …

Published: 7 months ago

Top 10 Posts About Twitter IPO

Twitter is going public. This has generated lots of buzz on… Twitter. Here is our pick of the top 10 posts about Twitter’s IPO. Enjoy! Twitter’s Evan Williams may be worth $1B after IPO From Yahoo News: SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The personal fortune …

Published: 8 months ago

Raising Money = Leasing Your Soul

Imagine a world where success is defined by your ability to borrow money. Wherever you borrow, the world celebrates with you. The more you borrow, the bigger the celebration. Imagine everyone gives you high fives; reporters showing up at your front door interviewing you; …

Published: 8 months ago

Storytelling for Startups – Top Ten Resources

Good Companies Are Storytellers. Great Companies Are Storydoers. Here are the top 10 resources that we’ve come across on storytelling. Hopefully, it will help your startup craft a better story. Enjoy! Integrate More Brand Storytelling in Your Content Marketing Strategy Discover how your company …

Published: 8 months ago

Three Must Read Resources to Help You Cross the Series A Chasm

The number of incubators have exploded in the last few years. Just in Canada, there are close to 20 incubators/accelerators, graduating multiple companies every few months. There are also a number of angels and seed investors. As a result, there are a lot more …