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The StartUp Founders Rebellion: Choosing Kindness thumbnail

The StartUp Founders Rebellion: Choosing Kindness

Dear Reader, In the StartUp world, we often glorify the grind, the hustle, and sometimes, the cutthroat tactics. It’s easier to be a secret jerk; it’s harder to be truly kind. ​(𝕏 tweet this) In light of recent events that remind us how fragile our world is, let’s talk about something we often overlook in […]

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Your First Failure: The Founder’s Rite of Passage

Dear Reader, For StartUp Founders, failure isn’t a setback; it’s a rite of passage. If you’re in the arena but not taking the big swings. You might as well be a spectator. #YourFirstFailure (tweet this) Failure is the founder’s crucible, the forge where true grit is tested. It’s the universe’s way of separating the tourists […]

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The Founder’s Blind Spot: Product Over Platform

Dear Reader, Your product solves a problem; but a platform shapes the market. If you’re not your platform’s first customer, you’re missing the largest value accelerator. Be the orchard, not the grape. #PlatformVsProduct (tweet this) A product solves a problem, but a platform builds an ecosystem; a village, a community, an army. While a product […]

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When StartUps Become Empires: Customer Obsession

Dear Reader, Startup success is measured by adaptability and revenue growth. Empire builders forge their legacy on relentless customer obsession, tracked but not defined by NPS. (tweet this) NPS isn’t the protagonist. It’s a flawed indicator, imperfect but invaluable. It can be gamed, but does serve as a genuine feedback loop. Look past the score, […]

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StartUp Theory vs StartUp Physics: The Catalyst Objective

Dear Reader, For every StartUp Founder, an hour a day on your Catalyst Objective keeps failure at bay. This isn’t StartUp theory; it’s StartUp physics. Don’t be naive. (tweet) Every founder’s got that dream; maybe it’s to change the world, or just to build something epic, but most are stagnating, it happens to everyone. The […]

Founder Evolution or Extinction: There’s No Middle Ground thumbnail

Founder Evolution or Extinction: There’s No Middle Ground

Dear Reader, Startup founders either evolve faster than their startup or become its anchor. Maturity isn’t optional; it’s your startup’s life insurance. [Tweet] Stakeholders expect milestones: customers seek value; employees need growth; investors demand returns; markets want innovation. Growth KPIs are universal. Your job is to deliver. Book: Principles by Ray Dalio – the playbook […]

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Orphan StartUp Founders: No Place To Call Home

Dear Reader, Being a StartUp Founder can feel like being a nomad. You’re driven by a vision, fueled by passion, but often, you find yourself alone, with no place to call home. [Tweet] The brutal world of nomad or sometimes referred to as orphan founders is a place where dreams are born, innovation thrives, but […]

StartUp Arrogance: Brand Beats Product. Every Single Day. thumbnail

StartUp Arrogance: Brand Beats Product. Every Single Day.

Dear Reader, Welcome to the era where brand doesn’t just beat product; it annihilates it. Founders who don’t recognize that brand needs to be one step ahead of product will learn the hard way. [Tweet This] Brand isn’t just a logo or website. It’s the entire experience, it’s the person’s gut feeling about your product. […]

StartUp Founders: The Misunderstood Lunatics? thumbnail

StartUp Founders: The Misunderstood Lunatics?

Dear Reader, May you be blessed with a lifetime of being misunderstood — by those who recognize that innovation requires critics, lunatics, and unapologetic visionaries.(tweet this) Book: “Loonshots” by Safi Bahcall – How to nurture the crazy ideas that win wars…. Last week: Founder Glow Up: With All Your Sh*t, You’re Still The Best CEO. […]

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