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Building Prototypes

Build low fidelity but realistic prototypes to put in front of customers. For example, click through the wireframe below rapidly. Doesn't...

Building an internal tool to monitor competitors

You can also load it here. Plenty of no-code tools these days to make it easy to build internal admin panels that can help with team...

John Kim on growing Sendbird

This is another gamer turned RTC SaaS founder (Slack, Discord). What's also interesting is he switched from a B2C "Mom app" (company was...

Leore + Lob: Aim for a lofty goal

I heard in passing Leore talk about his goals for Lob. Getting to IPO by 2024. Hitting $100M ARR and making some aspects of revenue...

Roam Research

Takes a lifetime of preparation to be an overnight success. At first look, Roam is another note taking tool like Evernote or Notion. But...

Berkshire letters to the shareholders

Part of being a good operator or investor is being able to communicate simply. It shows uncluttered thinking, which your investors or...

Execution

Cuba

Any town in Cuba. It's a non stop party. Salsa, rum, rumba. Gelled hair, short skirts. Arrribaaa! Wow, screw the rat race. Sign me up....

Japan

Japan has been an enigma because of it’s Galápagosization. Visiting has been high on the list. We were raised on their “just works” home...

Slack's growth from 500k users to 5mm

Merci Victoria Grace heads up Slack's growth and met Stewart Butterfield at Game Founders Anonymous in 2015. Stewart brought on Merci to...

Tactical investor blogs

VC blogs are useful because they see private data across multiple companies. This lets them average everything out and give us tips (like...

Dheeraj Pandey on how he built Nutanix

Theme: Axe to grind ​Records and timeline: Went from $0-$17mm in one year. Went from idea to public company in 7 years despite ...

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