Weekly Reading‘s are a series of blog posts highlighting the best pieces of content I’ve read or listened to during the week. Give me feedback if you enjoy it. And suggestions if you don’t. Just to make it better for other guys.
Having a great product isn’t enough. Nor is a fantastic service. Unless you’ve been doing sales throughout building it. We know it. But don’t do it.
- Uber’s plan to get more people into fewer car. Uber‘s not making a better way to call a Taxi. They’re reinventing the whole industry. And there was an Uber before Uber. But it was killed by the law. Nevertheless, Uber‘s got a plan to change everything.
How are your sales going?
- The Problem with Innovation. Startups aren’t here to fight with existing services. They’re inventing new standards. New ways for others to feel the world.
- Move fast. It’s your biggest competitive advantage. The other guys are already in motion. Only way to get past them is to move faster. And break things. Do you really know how to do that?
- How Too Much Networking Almost Killed My Startup. Founders love to network. New people. Free drinks. Good food. But no business. And that’s killing your company.
- Why Startups Fail And How To Build Up Interest Before The Launch. Don’t just build a perfect app. Know your customer. And always be selling!
- Startups. You Need to Make Sales a Priority. Product-market fit is important. But you’ll not reach there without first starting to sell.
- New rules for hiring executive candidates. It’s one of the most proven ways to ensure success. But it’s hard work to acquire talent at any level. Make sure you know how to do that in an effective way.
- A Startup Is Like a Home Still Being Built. Don’t Value it at Next Year’s Dream Market Price When Pitching an Angel Investor. Have revenue. A great team. And IP.
- Starbucks Definitely Knows How to Spell Your Name. The misspelling of your name’s just a marketing trick.
- Growing Up Is Hard To Do. Startups start by fighting against the world. But at one time, all of them have to grow up. That’s what many of them are now getting to.
- The Full-Stack Startup. The old approach was to sell or licence your technology to others. The new is to build an end-to-end product or service.
- The Runway And Cargo Cults. A new kind of Fairy Tale about startups.