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“Shopify is 15 years old. Basecamp is 20 years old. MailChimp is 18 years old. It takes time to build a sustainable business that matters.”

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“I’d love it if way more monthly services offered a ‘pause subscription’.”

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“Success is a bad teacher. At best it validates what you already knew. At worst it can make you feel superior.”

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“Pick one thing at your work that sucks, fix it. Even if it is a small thing, you’ll feel amazing. Then. You’ll do it again. And. You’ll be amazing.”

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“When your product is great, but your marketing is bad, you’ll just get ripped off by somebody who is better at marketing and they get the benefit.”

BusinessTools

Lunar

Intelligent adaptive brightness for your external display.

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“The quickest way to ruin the productivity of a small company is to have it adopt the practices of a large company.”

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“The scariest phrase in product development: ‘You know what would be cool?’”

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“When your weekend coding projects are held up by scope creep, you really only have yourself to blame.”

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“Please don’t let anyone guilt you into staying in a toxic job situation in order to ‘fix’ it. You have the power to seek out or craft environments where you can thrive.”

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“The most difficult part of switching from being a traditional designer to becoming a maker is moving from unmanageable perfectionism and a ‘done’ mindset to an incremental approach. Everything is always in flux.”

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“When a job becomes an identity, you’re in serious trouble.”

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“Top skill for entrepreneurs: Being great at ignoring what everyone else is doing.”

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“The only way to know if someone will pay for something is to put a price on it and see if they buy it. Asking ‘Would you pay $25 for this?’ won’t get you an answer. Why? It costs nothing to say ‘yes’.”

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“I saw a guy at Starbucks today. No iPhone. No tablet. No laptop. He just sat there. Drinking coffee. Like a Psychopath.”

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“No one told me that running a company is just continuously snoozing emails until you die.”

BusinessTools

Hello, Ghost 3.0

The CMS now enables subscription business models for independent creators.

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“Writing direct, easy to read emails that cut right to the chase is an undervalued skill. It’s just like designing a website or writing copy: Don’t make me think.”

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“At our school, we don’t call them ‘soft skills’ because they are quite hard. Instead, we call them ‘power skills’ and they’re the most important skills we teach our students.”

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“Careers are very long. People may get lucky early, but it is amazing to observe how the passage of time eventually favors the persistent and focused.”

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“Customers don’t churn. They leave.”

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“You need to be able to say what your startup does in 2-4 words. No one has the time or attention span for an elevator pitch anymore.”