The simplest explanation is often the correct one. This is the basis of Occam’s Razor and here's why I've dialled up its application.
Companies leave a lot of value on the table by not thinking about the role of the nuclear family in generating network effects.
A context switching penalty is the additional cognitive load that a person’s brain needs to process when switching from one topic or context to another.
Believability is the precursor to many things in entrepreneurship. For me, believability has three tiers, particularly when building products and new experiences. There are ‘mad ducks’, swans and eagles.
I’m launching a side hustle today and beyond the marketing, I would like to share how it was built.
Noise is a term given to messages that can distract from a value proposition. Startups often fall prey to two types of noise.
When I get into an Uber, I’m walking into a captive audience and the opportunity to learn. Product development environments don’t get much better.
There is a big difference between building a scalable product and one that’s localisable. In fact, a truly scalable product is also localisable.
Referral programs are one of the most underrated ways to unlock the positive network effects needed to achieve product/market fit.
Pivot is synonymous with a spectrum of decisions and acts committed by founders. And there's a good chance they have it wrong.
Founders are expected to have all the answers. Founders and founders-turned-investors know this is a long way from the truth.
There are two reasons why startup founders press on with untested assumptions. One is legitimate, the other is convenient.
Nurturing early adopters and trust share a similar foundation. They require consistency over time.
Instructions are hard to write well. And the punchline is they should be written well before you start building the product.
Experimentation is important. Here is how I navigate between experiments that are 'interesting' and those which help advance the mission.
Intel is an ingredient brand. It is a unique example of one brand powering another and a path to growth for startups.
Business models hide in history. Many live in startup graveyards but a smaller, equally important proportion live on.
Here is a list of battle-tested tools to help you start. And stop wasting time looking for, well, tools.
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.
5 steps to get startup teams to come together on vision and mission.