Category Archives: startupnuggets

Links and nuggets 11 March 2014

Ben Horowitz (co-founder of Andreessen Horowitz) has a reading list of management and business books for startups.
The Black Jacobins – C.L.R. James
Only the Paranoid Survive – Andrew S. Grove
The Innovator’s Dilemma – Clayton Christensen
Focus – Al Ries
My Years with General Motors – Alfred Sloan

How to build a $100mm ARR company
Eric Sui interviews Jason Lemkin, founder of EchoSign which was sold to Adobe

Links and nuggets 10 March 2014

Helpful small business organizations
It’s a pretty old post, but there’s a few organizations I hadn’t considered from the list. Like any startup, your goal is to gain traction by acquiring users or paying customers.

Arizona Small Business Convention
Good opportunity to share your small business product or service with others.

This TED talk encourages us, as startup-minded individuals & founders, to look at and think about our products / services differently, and in so doing, potentially trigger a different rationale within the mindset of our target markets for faster adoption and (gasp) momentum.

Links and nuggets 5 March 2014

https://github.com/sampsyo/beets
The purpose of beets is to get your music collection right once and for all. It catalogs your collection, automatically improving its metadata as it goes using the MusicBrainz database. Then it provides a bouquet of tools for manipulating and accessing your music.

http://balsamiq.com/
Balsamiq is a rapid wireframing tool that helps you Work Faster & Smarter. It reproduces the experience of sketching on a whiteboard, but using a computer.

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Links and nuggets 23 Feb 2014

Customer Development Labs
Looks almost like a step-by-step to getting interviews with potential customers by cold emailing them. Could be worth the effort.

Mach Form
I recently crafted an online survey to validate an idea for a business that I had. I used Google Forms and found a tutorial that walked me through hosting it, completely customized, on an independent site. I spent way too much time jerking around with customizing Google’s source and making the form look pretty and functional. I could have solved my problem using Mach Forms and will definitely use this product in the future.