The Entrepreneur’s Guide to Guest Blogging

It’s hard to start a blog from scratch. Technology has made it easier than ever before to start a blog. Suddenly everyone is a media company. As a result, it’s harder than ever to rank on Google. Why would you want to rank high on google? Two words: traffic and customers. Given the importance of […]

How Doing Standup Comedy Made Me A Better Entrepreneur

I did standup comedy for the first time last week. I was scared as hell. It was probably the hardest thing I’ve done in a year. I actually think I kind of blacked out during it–I don’t really remember it. I’ve always found standup comedy impressive. It’s just one person on a stage. No instrument, […]

How to Choose a Customer Segment to Serve

“The way to get startup ideas is not to try to think of startup ideas. It’s to look for problems…” – Paul Graham, Y-Combinator This quote from Paul Graham illustrates the importance of looking for problems rather than looking for “startup ideas.” An idea may or may not be a solution to a problem. If you […]

The Magic of Shipping Something

Something magical happens when you ship something. When you actually build something and sell it. First, you set yourself apart from the other 99% of the population who have never shipped anything. You instantly set yourself apart from the pack and become one of the 1% of have shipped something. As a result, people rally […]

Lifehacks for Entrepreneurs to Increase Productivity: Interview with Brandon Epstein

In the latest episode of the Building in Public Podcast I interviewed Brandon Epstein. Brandon is an expert in fitness for entrepreneurs. He runs the company entrepreneurfitness.com and has a podcast called Entrepreneur Fitness. I think fitness is critically important for entrepreneurs, yet it’s commonly overlooked. I think it’s a major contributor to overall productivity. […]

How to Get 100 Customer Development Interviews the Easy Way

In the latest episode of the Building in Public Podcast, I interview Desi Saran of Lean Startup Machine and QuickMVP. We talk about Lean Startup methodology, how to build a minimum viable product and why it’s so important, asking the right customer development questions, and his favorite hack for getting 100 customer development interviews for […]

How to Break Out of Jail

I was going to jail. It was my last supper. A festive occasion. Tables were laden with food and my unconcerned friends and family were mingling amongst themselves. The policeman were feigning kindness. I could detect the insincerity behind those plastic smirks. The tension behind their manufactured socializing indicated that they were privy to the […]