When building a startup, so much emphasis is put on “the product” or even “the customers”. Everything else takes a backseat. On some level, and at some points in a company’s lifecycle, this makes sense. Of course you’ll make sacrifices and you’ll have to work really hard and work really weird hours.
But eventually, you’ll have to stop. The downsides far outweigh the benefits and the damage done to you and your team can be detrimental.
As far as I'm concerned, Zapier holds the standard on how to build a company remotely. This survival guide is a must-read for anyone who works remotely.
At Baremetrics, we've written a lot about MRR. It's kind of our jam. We've put together a guide of all the great reading you can do to get a full grasp of MRR.
"We check email or chat every 7.5 minutes"...that's absolutely terrifying. We're addicted in every sense of the word.
Also: "We only have 12.5 hours a week to do productive work." We spend the rest of the time basically distracted by all the things.
I hope 2018 is the year we stop doing more busy work and start doing more actual work.
A look at the psychology of using progress bars to help onboard customers.
A love a good roundup post and this one from First Round doesn't disappoint. It's a great aggregation of some of the most impactful advice for entrepreneurs from the past year.
Andrew Chen's blog comes up constantly when I'm researching all sort of startup growth topics. He's put together some of the biggest lessons from a decade of writing. Very useful stuff for folks who want to grow the content side of things.