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
Continue reading Links and nuggets 11 March 2014
Helpful small business organizationsIt’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 ConventionGood opportunity to share your small business product or service with others.
This TED talk encourages us, as
Continue reading Links and nuggets 10 March 2014
https://github.com/sampsyo/beetsThe 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 &
Continue reading Links and nuggets 5 March 2014
Customer Development LabsLooks almost like a step-by-step to getting interviews with potential customers by cold emailing them. Could be worth the effort.
Mach FormI 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,
Continue reading Links and nuggets 23 Feb 2014
The Hackers guide to getting pressThis was a link I found on Reddit where he claimed a friend of his took his methods and managed to get some press in Time magazine for his little startup. Cursory overview, the approach seems logical.
Startup idea evaluation frameworkRan across this a few weeks ago, but something tells
Continue reading Links and nuggets 19 Feb 2014