Airbnb, like many successful ‘out of nowhere’ startups began its life by solving a problem that the founders had themselves in 2007 — they wanted to rent out their own San Francisco apartment. They soon found out that they were not just solving their own problem, they were solving a problem that people all over the world had too — a solution that is now worth $10B. Here are the things that stood out for me with what Airbnb did to succeed.
Few brands make it all the way up to the ‘forgive’ and ‘defend’ area, but all of them start at the bottom. The biggest challenge I see startups take on is figuring out what they should be ‘known’ for. It’s… Continue Reading →
Excellent advice from an expert team. Check out this series of lessons by Guy Kawasaki and Bill Reichert on Skillshare. Art of the Start: Turning Ideas into High-Growth Businesses An Online Skillshare Class by Guy Kawasaki
I just bought a new iPad. I can’t believe I’m saying that because when I bought my first iPad I thought it was the most expensive, frivolous toy I’d ever purchased. Then it became my new best friend. I became… Continue Reading →