Tag: business

We Don’t Sell Group Chats Here

The memo below is a near-identical rip of Stewart Butterfield’s iconic memo in homage of Slack’s recent successful public listing, but with the Slack narrative replaced with the narrative of our own early-stage company, Abridged.

Sean Lourdes Shares a Vital Hack for Success in Life and Business

Behind every successful business is a solid strategy. Every year, companies invest collective hundreds of millions of dollars in professionals who they hope would give them the best strategies for their businesses. They do this

How to build a spaceship?—?my wild voyage discovering the one person company.

The cancer of bigger, better and faster. I don’t want to get into the nitty-gritty. But, it’s been roughly two years since I got paid to write my first word and I’m now running a six-figure

Personal Data Collection: The Complete Wired Guide

On the internet, the personal data users give away for free is transformed into a precious commodity. The puppy photos people upload train machines to be smarter. The questions they ask Google uncover humanity’s deepest

The Significance of Marketing Strategies for Your Business

The scope of the term ‘marketing’ is not just restricted to advertising a product or a service, but also encapsulates the element of disseminating vital information. Let’s have a look at some of the reasons

Only Intrinsic Motivation Lasts

Why I Quit a $500K job at Amazon to work for myself Last week I left my cushy job at Amazon after 8 years. Despite getting rewarded repeatedly with promotions, compensation, recognition, and praise, I wasn’t

The Mall of Shame

The Mall at Rockingham Park in Salem, NH is home to a million square feet of retail and contains 144 stores, restaurants, and kiosks. It’s by no means the nicest mall in the country, but

How Could Artificial Intelligence Revolutionizing Digital Marketing?

Artificial intelligence (AI) is science that deals with building intelligent machines that can think and respond like a human. It holds exceptional future opportunities in digital marketing. The impact of AI and machine learning goes

Our Digital Future is Not Just Hype … “Digitize” or Get Left Behind!

I had some interesting discussions with policymakers and academics last week. My events focused on the “digitization of organizations” and “financial technology.” As always, there was a lot of interest in the new world. Everybody

5G: The Complete WIRED Guide

The future depends on connectivity. From artificial intelligence and self-driving cars to telemedicine and mixed reality to as yet undreamt technologies, all the things we hope will make our lives easier, safer, and healthier will

193 days, 1,482 emails, $590,000 dollars: Exposing the Nitty Gritty Details of our Seed Round

Last month we announced a new funding round for Tettra. I’ll admit, it feels really great to be able to tell the world that we closed more money. Especially after nearly going out of business

Want To Be Paid More? Find & Solve The Right Problems, Not Just What You’re Told

Don’t Just Do What You’re Told Photo by Olav Ahrens Røtne on Unsplash If you do any kind of creative work, like writing, design, programming, web development or marketing, you probably work with a model where sales

If You’re Making These 3 Mistakes, Your Company Has Bad Customer Service

I often wonder how people don’t get what great customer service looks like?—?in any business. Think about it. If you go into a restaurant and the host or hostess is on his or her phone,

Seven Ways to Become a More Successful Entrepreneur

Entrepreneurship is one of the most incredible courses you can take in life. You have the rare chance of nurturing ideas and dreams to the point where they become fruitful and desirable. While others may

Competing Against The Giants As An Alternative

Why should I use your product? I’m a web app developer and I love doing what I do. I code in a language that seems highly frowned upon, yet is one of the most powerful and

Let’s Talk About Dress Codes and Clothes

Of course, “dress codes” have always been evolving. And here, I am not referring to the many changes in fashion that I have seen over my lifetime. Recall the rapid decline in popularity of flared

New Report Finds Regulatory News Boosts Cryptocurrency Prices

A new report has found that news stories about cryptocurrency regulation affect the price of Bitcoin and other cryptos. This might seem obvious to cryptocurrency watchers. However, what’s interesting is what the report found about

The Art of “Reinventing Yourself” in an Automated World!

Why Everyone Must Master this Skill Last week, I wrote about the importance of “self-learning.” I identified six elements?—?what I call the “6Cs” of the cycle of self-learning?—?that are necessary to achieve this goal. The piece

Why (and how) our startup spends $10K on our annual retreat

A behind-the-scenes look at the annual SoapBox retreat A few weeks ago we finished another company retreat. It was our best one yet. I’m sad to see it come to an end, but also breathe a

How to give good sales call

Photo by tanialee gonzalez on Unsplash Confession: After almost 8 years in this business, I’ve developed an allergy to overcomplicated sales strategies. I suspect this is 30% because of my fantastic coaches and clients who’ve taught