It was the week of recap and forward-looking pieces. Matter's bundle stood head and shoulders above rest.
Go through all 39. At the very least check out 16, 21 and 22.
Other than that, curious that Butterfield of Slack is writing on audio. I always thought Slack really nailed audio snippets very well.
This is not obligatory turn of the year "wellness & mindfullness" stuff nor a dog-whistle on my part.
It's another lesson from one of the few true voices in the cacophony of "startup advice". Listen to it. Or not. Our call.
Move fast and break things. Hustle! Sleep when you’re dead, right? This is often egotistical nonesense masquerading as good business practice. Hustle and persistence — use them wisely, or they’ll use you up.
The world is full of traps that take advantage of young, energetic fools with something to prove: crappy jobs, bad startup advice, political parties recruiting volunteers, thinking of clever comments on Imgur. Now you know better.
This is why startup stuff is hard. On the one hand, it's all about patiently probing for traction. On the other, hang on too long to the early traction might mean you never get to cross the chasm.
you may have just hit an early adopter base that exhibits entirely different behaviours than the much bigger mass market you actually want to address.
You might dismiss this as a VC pushing for more. The problem is, if you don't push, you might get stuck half way along the road. This is no fun place to be, even if the operation is profitable.
Most of the podcast universe fell silent over the holidays. Not one of the best ones around - Cynthia Graber's and Nicola Twilley's Gastropod.
It's all about food, "through the lens of science and history". Don't miss out.