Rob and Mike answer listener questions about shutting down a product, buying a generic or product domain name, raising capital without investors and more. Continue reading
A follow up on our Startup two for one offer at Business of Software. We did say we would try to match founders who wanted to take advantage but here is an easier way. Here’s the deal for single startup founders – save 50%. If you’re a single founder and want to grow a great [...] Continue reading
What Now? Episode 25 - ”Sorry, what were you asking?” Download this episode, in which Gavin and Andrey talk about the little things, missed episodes, what Gavin is working on, Andrey’s game engine choice, cocos2dx, cocos2d-iphone, Moai, documentation as a measure of polish, the mental switch between low level game development and script-based engines, Andrey’s trawl [...] Continue reading
Thank you for a record number of Lightning Talk Submissions. Over 40 in total with videos so we have some work to do to go through them all and work out how they fit into the overall programme. Thank you! While we enjoy those, enjoy the Winning Lightning Talk from Business of Software 2011. Justin Goere’s, [...] Continue reading
I stumbled across an old hard drive the other day, and rewatched Jennifer Aaker‘s talk from Business of Software 2009. Jennifer is a professor at Stanford GSB, and co-author of the excellent Dragonfly Effect book (if you care about how you can use social media to propel social change, you should buy a copy from [...] Continue reading
We watched the Opening Ceremony for the Olympic Games instead of answering registration questions yesterday. We thought it was a rather wonderful reflection of Britain as a nation that is quirky and always ready to laugh at itself. Even Mr Bean managed to be funny. What did the rest of the world think? Sorry if [...] Continue reading
In this show, Bob and Pat interview serial startup founder Jason Cohen. Jason shares with us and you exactly how he did the market research for his latest startup (and our new WordPress awesome hosting service) WPEngine.com, how to price, the challenges of growing a successful startup, the realities of what people want, how to [...] Continue reading
Learning The Basics Might Be Boring, But Without Them Success Won’t Come
You might want to blow everyone out of the water with your innovations or dazzle with cutting-edge advanced methods.
But if you don’t have the right fundamentals in place, you will only blow out and frazzle yourself to pieces from burnout.
But don’t worry, Tim and I don’t won’t let that happen to you!
Fundamentals may not be that exciting, but if knowing and using them helps you achieve freedom and success, then I’m thrilled to practice them.
What’s the shortcut to more Time, Income, and Mobility? Fundamentals.
But, how often are these talked about and implemented? I’m not sure. I just know that a lot of people don’t teach them, especially Business Bloggers.
And I’m sure the multitude who follow the Hope & Pray Blogging Model could save time, energy, and heartbreak by at least having an understanding of these 3 fundamentals.
But it’s a lot more exciting to sell high-level tactical shortcuts and the idea of Build It, And They Will Come. It rallies the masses and gets everyone excited.
There’s a time and place for those things, of course, and there’s always room to grow.
But it’s easy to ignore real-world fundamentals for a while and look at your Google Analytics to see posts go viral, visitors in the thousands, posts comments galore – but is your bottom-line getting any bigger?
If you don’t have a handle on the essentials, chances are it won’t.
Break out the pen, grab the notepad, have a Come To Jesus meeting, and see where you can get back to the money-making basics.
Josh is the New York Times Bestselling author of Disciplined Dreaming: A Proven System to Drive Breakthough Creativity. He is the CEO and Managing Partner of Detroit Venture Partners, a venture capital firm helping to rebuild urban areas through technology and entrepreneurship. Remember LEGO when you were a kid? It was a system that encouraged creativity. [...] Continue reading
Great news! Wonderful Kathy Sierra is speaking at Business of Software this year. That’s good enough to let you know by itself but there’s lots of other things going on that we wanted to remind you about too – the startup ‘Two for One’ offer, new videos, guest blogs and of course, for the brave, the Lightning Talk submission deadline 29th July.‘ [...] Continue reading