Our perspectives, learnings, and insights on traction, venture capital, and product management.

Nail Your Startup’s New Year’s Resolutions

21 December 2018

Take 2019 by the horns by subjecting your goals to a premortem. It’s the time of year when the founders in my orbit are discussing their company’s goals…

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The Value of a Startup’s Vision Statement

29 November 2018

Why a Vision Statement is the most important line of code a startup will ever write. Traditional Vision Statements are Exciting for the Company A traditional vision statement is aspirational…

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A Hard Fork in the ICO Market

01 October 2018

In Q3, ICO markets finally developed a demand for traction. The ICO market has experienced a sudden cultural shift that has left concept-stage blockchain founders grappling with the same increased…

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Time Travel to Save your Startup

30 August 2018

Dramatically improve the odds of your venture’s success by rooting out and mitigating knowable risks with a premortem.

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Trust — The Missing Feature Your Customers Demand

28 July 2018

The greatest, and often unforeseen, challenge healthcare technology startups must resolve is establishing trust with their end-users. While all startups face various challenges related to trust, the healthcare…

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The Fundamentals of Traction

01 June 2018

What is Traction? Where does it come from? And, most importantly, how do you generate it? Startups are in an endless pursuit of product-market fit. If they are very…

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