5 Tips For A Better Side Hustle #video - " These days, it seems like everyone is making money on the side. Side hustles like ride-sharing, room rentals, and selling witty cross stitch patterns are a common occurrence. BUT, is every side hustle worth the time dedicated to them?"
The 5 Whys #video - "In this video from our "Strategic Thinking" module, Eric Reis, entrepreneur-in-residence at Harvard Business School, gives us advice on asking the right questions to discover the managerial and leadership issues behind technical problems: The 5 Whys."
Company of One, the podcast #podcast - "Company of One is a podcast that explores what happens when businesses challenge the traditional idea that bigger is always better. What if we break from the idea that growth in revenue, customers and employees is always the byproduct of success and focus instead on what it means to create richer and more fulfilling careers and businesses that don’t require exponential growth in all directions at all times?"
Competition is for Losers with Peter Thiel (How to Start a Startup 2014: 5) #video - "Peter Thiel, founder of Paypal and Palantir, discusses business strategy and monopoly theory in "Competition is For Losers"."
"Educate yourself about everything about business. Get that broad, universal perspective first. It doesn’t take very long" (Josh Kaufman, author of The Personal MBA, via IndieHackers).
Engines of Growth: What Your Startup Needs to Know #article - "The concept of the engines of growth is the product of Eric Ries, author of The Lean Startup. The engines are metrics that can help you figure out how to create sustainable growth based on customer use of your product or service. There are three engines: the sticky engine, the viral engine and the paid engine. Each engine brings a different trajectory for growth and a different kind of growth. It is a good idea to focus on just one of these engines or you will have a hard time knowing what is working and what isn’t for your startup. Which of the three engines of growth is right for you?"
Eventual Millionaire #podcast - "Each week I interview a new business success story (who became a net worth millionaire through their business) to give you the inside scoop to get to your million faster and easier!"
GitLab Handbook - " The GitLab team handbook is the central repository for how we run the company. Printed, it consists of over 3,000 pages of text. As part of our value of being transparent the handbook is open to the world, and we welcome feedback. Please make a merge request to suggest improvements or add clarifications. Please use issues to ask questions."
How Your To-Do List is Killing Your Productivity - Dan Lok #video - Delegate as much as possible, identify the 5 most import things to accomplish today, complete them, and then spend the rest of your time to think and strategize. Avoid the cult of busy. You can't do quality thinking when you're always busy and always running.
Ramen Profitable #article - "Ramen profitable means a startup makes just enough to pay the founders' living expenses. This is a different form of profitability than startups have traditionally aimed for. Traditional profitability means a big bet is finally paying off, whereas the main importance of ramen profitability is that it buys you time."
Stripe Atlas - "The best way to start an internet business. Starting a company can be needlessly complicated—lengthy paperwork, bank visits, legal complexity, numerous fees, and non-obvious decisions about what services to use. We built Stripe Atlas to make this easy: a tool to handle everything involved in establishing an internet business. It’s available to entrepreneurs everywhere."
- Be in it for the long haul.
- Build a community and listen to them to find out what they need.
- Surround yourself with people who are starting businesses and you'll be way less likely to quit when the going gets hard.
- The Lean Startup
- Crossing the Chasm
- Zero to One - Written for high-growth startups. Not for people who are trying to bootstrap.
- Ask questions.
- Get mentorship.
- Wait until you have a solid strategy for customer acquisition that is working before you quit your job to go full-time with your side project.
Yogababble #article - "The boards of Theranos and WeWork included former and future Secretaries of Defense, Supreme Allied Commanders, and billionaire CEOs of iconic firms. These individuals can assess geopolitical markers, troop movements, and business trends better than anybody on the planet, maybe in history. But put a young woman from Stanford in a black turtleneck, or a guy with great hair, in the same room, and these global leaders couldn't recognize blatant fraud."
Can I Deduct That As A Business Expense? #article - "I work with many business owners and by far, the most commonly asked question I get is, “Can I deduct that as a business expense?” As with all good tax law questions, it depends on a lot of factors — the type of expense, the type of business that you have and whether you can verify the purpose behind the expenses."
Goodhart's Law #article - "Goodhart's law is an adage named after economist Charles Goodhart, which has been phrased by Marilyn Strathern as "When a measure becomes a target, it ceases to be a good measure." One way in which this can occur is individuals trying to anticipate the effect of a policy and then taking actions that alter its outcome."
Responsibility assignment matrix #article - "A responsibility assignment matrix (RAM), also known as RACI matrix (/ˈreɪsi/) or linear responsibility chart (LRC), describes the participation by various roles in completing tasks or deliverables for a project or business process. RACI is an acronym derived from the four key responsibilities most typically used: Responsible, Accountable, Consulted, and Informed. It is used for clarifying and defining roles and responsibilities in cross-functional or departmental projects and processes. There are a number of alternatives to the RACI model."
The Modest Product Podcast - "Join hosts Dan Hulton and Steven Abadie on their journey to create Modest Products and improve their lives. What is a Modest Product? Well, it's something like an anti-unicorn... You know what? Why not just tune in and find out!"