Why It’s Often Easier To Innovate In China Than In The United States

We did some research into the legal frameworks and challenges around absorbing Gongkai IP into the Western ecosystem, and we believe we’ve found a path to repatriate some of the IP from Gongkai into proper Open Source.

A fascinating read on the differences of IP and hardware in China and the US.

09. October 2015 | Tech

The Shape Of The Curve

The storytelling ability of charts is particularly interesting to me because the shape of a curve reveals a lot more nuance about the product than snapshot metrics ever can.

Great post from Anamitra Banerji on the shape of product adoption curves.

09. October 2015 | Growth

Mobile Searches Surpass Desktop Searches At Google For The First Time

Google’s search chief Amit Singhal said for the first time this summer, more Google searches were completed on mobile devices than desktop computers.

Singhal said Google fields more than 100 billion searches per month. The number is particularly significant because Singhal was speaking about just devices with screens that are less than six inches, so it excludes many tablets.

More Google searches were completed on mobile devices than desktop computers.

09. October 2015 | Tools

Taking Medium to the Next Level

I’m proud of where we are, but, as I like to say: There’s always another level. Another level of polish and power in our product. Another level of breadth to our content. Another level of dialogue and discussion. And another level of progress. Today, we are announcing a slew of updates to bring Medium to the next level and in the process make it more powerful, more fun, more democratic, and more essential.

Medium founder Ev Williams shares some updates to the platform, including a new logo, new apps, an API, new editing features and opening up custom domains to everyone.

08. October 2015 | Tech

Making money takes practice like playing the piano takes practice

Bootstrapping puts you in the right mindset as an entrepreneur. You think of money more as something you make than something you spend. That’s the right lesson, that’s the right habit, the right imprint on your business brain.

A spot on from Jason Fried of Basecamp : “You’re better off as an entrepreneur if you have more practice making money than spending money

08. October 2015 | Startups

A Redesign of Tesla’s Dashboard UI


When approaching the redesign, I wanted to keep the UX more or less the same, and focused on reducing the UI chrome and visual noise. I wanted the dashboard to have a clean, minimal UI that was easy to use and scan. Keeping in mind that the point is not to distract the user while they’re driving, I tried to keep things as simple as possible while reducing visual clutter.

Designer Alex Huang outlines the redesign of Tesla’s new dashboard. Very slick.

08. October 2015 | Design

The Complete Guide to Building the Perfect Sales Stack

A sales process is a system that effectively and profitably guides prospects through the entire customer journey using available resources to make that journey enjoyable for those prospects. A good sales process is predictable and repeatable. A great sales process is scalable.

A really great guide by Brandon Redlinger of PersistIQ for anyone involved or looking to get into sales.

08. October 2015 | Sales & Marketing

The Startup Framework To Validate Your Idea Before You Spend $1

Without market validation you’ll have a product that no one will pay for. You’ll burn a lot of time, energy and cash and you’ll end up stressed, probably depressed and definitely burned out.

A great way to start your startup: find out if users care.

06. October 2015 | Startups

Our First Post Got 12k Views – This Is The Dead Simple Formula

Use the first blog post when starting your content marketing initiative as one big massive test. The goal is to write a post so awesome, with so many fresh ideas that if that doesn’t work – nothing will.

A great comprehensive post about how to jumpstart your content marketing by the team at Pipetop.

06. October 2015 | Sales & Marketing

Why Jack is the Right CEO for Twitter

Initially, Twitter’s board insisted that a CEO candidate had to be 100% dedicated to the company. But after months of deliberation, the board realized that Jack is the leader Twitter needs.

Jack returns to his rightful place as the product-focused CEO that Twitter has yearned for

06. October 2015 | Startups

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