It's a question every early stage startup (and many established startups) constantly ask themselves: should we keep paying for this "expensive" tool, or just build it internally? Welp, wonder no more. Baremetrics just made a handy calculator for you to plug in your numbers and find out definitively!
The Build vs. Buy Calculator is also on Product Hunt, if that's your jam. :)
Pocket has a pretty great origin story and have done more with a team of 20 people than teams of 200. This is a great read on efficiency and working on things that matter.
When social networks come into their own, when they realize their power is not in any one feature but in the network itself, they make changes [that] seem heretical. They aren't. Instead, these are fantastic developmental milestones, indicative of a network achieving self-awareness. A feature is trivial to copy. A network, on the other hand, is like a series of atoms that have bonded into a molecule. Not so easy to split.
It feels like the hobby programmers of today are only interested in building Unicorns — a really stupid name for companies valued at a billion dollars or more. People don’t start hacking on projects anymore, they become CEOs and start looking for funding. If it doesn’t capture the entire market, what’s the point of showing up?
The sales world continues to perpetuate the old-fashioned notion that a good salesperson needs great cold calling skills. Nope.