Justin Vincent
  • Someone Created a Startup Just like Mine and Here Is Why That Is Awesome UPDATE: The beginning of this post used to have a section that outed a competitor for perhaps being a little too inspired by Nugget. I have removed that, because, it had data which enabled a reader to identify the competitor. — Firstly, I want to say congratulations to this competitor for doing something. The fact that he […] 0 Comments February 13, 2017
  • Building a One Man SaaS App Offers a Profound Sense of Personal Achievement It’s Raining Mobile Out of 20m global software developers, very few have built a profitable SaaS business. To give some context, consider “software developers” as a group, have built 4m mobile apps, but only 15k SaaS businesses. This is especially odd, given the amazingly commoditized and fickle nature of app marketplaces, with low price points and […] 0 Comments January 29, 2017
  • Competition Does Not Matter Something that comes up a lot during my conversations with founders is – Competition – with a capital C. Often times, they steer clear of really interesting projects because they feel there is too much competition in that market. It’s a common cognitive bias because that’s how we’re taught to think about competition in the “normal” business world. However, […] 0 Comments October 4, 2016
  • Product/Founder Fit, Your Most Important Strategy Product/founder fit We hear the term Product/market fit all the time, but few talk about Product/founder fit. Ironically, it may be a great deal more important for your individual success. So what exactly is it? Product/founder fit is a measure of how well your startup fits YOU. The better it fits, the more likely you are […] 0 Comments September 24, 2016
  • Don’t Start Big, Start a Little Snowball Little Snowballs When myself and my co-host interviewed Travis Kalanick on our podcast, he had recently co-founded a little snowball called UberCab. It was so early in Uber’s existence he didn’t even mention it. I notice Uber falls into a category of companies I call little snowballs. There are some fundamental features these companies have in common. I thoguht it might […] 0 Comments September 4, 2016
  • Don’t Form a Company There’s nothing more intoxicating than the moment you pick the idea that will be your next startup. To make things more real your next step is to form a company and seal the deal, right? My advice is DON’T do that… until you have proven your business is actually going to work. I’ve learnt this lesson […] 0 Comments August 19, 2016
  • Your Ideas Don’t Suck, Your Feedback Loop Does So, you have a great idea! You buy a great domain name! You start to think about how to build it! You get pretty excited! Then, you tell your family, a few trusted friends, and even some of your colleagues about it. And… They don’t like it. They have all sorts of logical arguments for […] 0 Comments August 19, 2016
  • Entreporn, The Fallacy That Wastes Your Life Entreporn, a term brilliantly coined by Amy Hoy holds us back from our true potential. It works to the advantage of almost every player in our industry that we “believe” in chasing the next big thing. They need us to keep chasing it. In the truest sense — the next big thing — is a carrot on a stick […] 0 Comments August 18, 2016