“People are effective because they say ‘no,’ because they say, ‘this isn’t for me.’” — Peter Drucker. There’s a lot written about saying “no.” Ruthless…
My grandpa didn’t like last week’s email. He says it like it is: “Adam, if you are going to send an email to over 1200 people, then you might want it t…
I’m a bit scatterbrained today and couldn’t pick one topic. So I’ll share three disconnecting things I’m learning/doing… 1. How I’m Learning PLG Yester…
Today is Yom Kippur. For me that means a lot of repenting. 😬 So I gotta ask… Will you forgive me for any boring emails, any podcast editing errors, an…
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CEO profiles from the ~400 Seattle companies tracked
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Updated spreadsheet and hiring trends
I’ve come to love Andy Raskin’s framework around “undeniable shifts.” Here’s a quick deck I presented at UW about it. It’s a great tool for positioning…
In my first startup, I didn’t get the basics. On top of that we didn’t have the right ingredients in the founding team. Good people. Good intentions. B…
On Tuesday, I left my job at Drift. The backstory: In 2016, I joined Siftrock as co-founder & CEO. With $0 in funding, we build a nice cash positive bu…
Drift has this principle: “Innovate, don't invent.” Convoy has a similar value. Grant Goodale (co-founder) explained how they “innovate deliberately.” …