SERIAL ENTREPRENEUR AND WRITER

Hi, I’m Phil. I started building businesses at the age of 10. Right now I’m growing the world’s best news app: inkl.

The writing started in 2008 and this is my blog.

Each week I share the experiences, tips and failures I’ve earned over the course of my journey. Topics range from product design and sales to fundraising to culture. You may have read some of them on The Startup, Startup GrindThe Mission, or Dent.

I also talk too fast on my Founder to Founder podcast, answer a startup question each day on Quora and send out a weekly newsletter.

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patience

BALANCING PATIENCE AND URGENCY

Patience is the most difficult mindset to master when you are naturally urgent. Here's how to manage the tension between patience and urgency when growing a business.

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mission

COMING TOGETHER ON VISION AND MISSION

5 steps to get startup teams to come together on vision and mission.

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LEARN FROM WORLD-CLASS FOUNDERS

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I’m joining inkl!

An exciting new chapter.

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IS YOUR PARTNER AN ENTREPRENEUR’S WIDOW?

Nothing is worth putting your most important relationship at risk.

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prototyping

HOW TO AVOID THE 4 BIG PROBLEMS WITH PROTOTYPING

Wait, there’s a problem?

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How To Respond To: “This Is A Feature, Not A Product”.

Start by understanding that investors say it for 1 of 3 reasons.

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This Is The Least You Can Do When You’re Pitched An Idea

Write a list about why it will fail.

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3 STATEMENTS ARE SECRETLY DERAILING YOUR BUSINESS

Listen closely. You’ll hear them more than you expect.

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golden rule

ONE GOLDEN RULE MAKES OR BREAKS FOUNDER REPUTATIONS

Break it and can be GAME OVER.

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It’s Never Been More Important To Ask ‘Why?’ 5 Times

But only if you want to understand what’s going on.

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SETBACKS

COMMUNICATING SETBACKS WITH YOUR TEAM

The key: Resolve angst and uncertainty as quickly as possible.

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One Sleep Decision That Made Me a Better Entrepreneur

When was the last time you turned in at 9pm?

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OCCAM

OCCAM’S RAZOR, RIGHT?

This is the phrase you should be using every day.

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