Tag Archives: startups

Dear Canada: Stop apologizing

It’s time to stop writing press releases and start hacking markets. Because the world’s best startups have a dirty secret: they’re all a little bit evil.

The challenges of 2-sided marketplaces

After four conversations about 2-sided marketplaces this week, I’ve summarized some of my thoughts here.

What makes a great startup

It’s not enough to have a great idea—you need the baby steps to get mere mortals there. Some thoughts on the table stakes for a great business.

Getting in on the ground floor

A few weeks ago I said I was bullish on 3D printing, and its impact on society. A friend asked how she could invest in a nascent field. I wrote this—basically Investing For Muggles—in response.

Hacker, hustler, designer … analyst?

Early-stage firms need to iterate to product/market fit before the money runs out. In addition to the traditional trifecta of hacker, hustler, and designer, every startup needs an analyst—or at least an analytical mindset.