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A blog and links to articles that look at product and marketing trends and ideas in the technology and media spaces. And other random stuff that I think about.

The Minimum Size Seed Round to Maximize Series A Follow On Investment

Tomasz Tunguz--A startup needs enough runway to hire a team and prove certain milestones to Series A investors.
February 21, 2018 Go to story on Tomasz Tunguz

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Are Surveys Dead? Five Ways to Breathe New Life Into Your Customer Research

MarketingProfs--Surveys are one of the most important digital touchpoints you can have with customers, eliciting valuable feedback to drive product and company direction. But how can you elicit better response rates?
June 21, 2018 Go to MarketingProfs

Infographic: The Acceptance of Paying for News is Growing

Statista Infographics--This graphic shows the share of people that paid for online news in 2017 in selected countries.
June 15, 2018 Go to Statista Infographics

How I grew CoSchedule into a $5MM+ SaaS company | Copywriting for startups and marketers

Copywriting for startups and marketers--Wonder at some companies' meteoric growth? Garrett Moon, co-founder of CoSchedule, spills the secrets on how they went from night-owl jam sessions to 8,000+ customers. In fewer than 4 years.
June 14, 2018 Go to Copywriting for startups and marketers

Report: Circulation, revenue and employment are all down at U.S. newspapers

Poynter--The challenges facing U.S. newspapers, where employment has dropped 45 percent since 2004
June 14, 2018 Go to Poynter

This Entrepreneur Used Kickstarter, A VC And Two Accelerators To Fund Her Assault Prevention Startup

Forbes--Jacqueline Ros, 26, is the cofounder of Revolar, a Denver-based startup that produces an alert device designed to help people who feel they are in physical danger. Her motivation was personal: Her younger sister had been the victim of two assaults. The user presses the rectangular plastic Revolar, the size of a key chain, and it sends a signal to five designated loved ones who know to phone immedi
June 13, 2018 Go to Forbes

7 Tips to Maintaining a Blogging Schedule Throughout the Summer

Perfectly Imperfct--Trying to get in the summer groove can be difficult, but not impossible. Here are 7 tips to maintaining a blogging schedule throughout the summer.
June 13, 2018 Go to Perfectly Imperfct

The Simple Morning Ritual Ashton Kutcher Uses to Skyrocket His Productivity

Inc.com--With one tweak to his routine, the actor-turned-investor managed to break free of others' demands on his time.
June 11, 2018 Go to Inc.com

Notorious Kindle Unlimited abuser has been booted from the bookstore

TechCrunch--A few levels past the bestsellers and sci-firomanceadventure titles on Kindle Unlimited, in the darkest corners of the Kindle Direct Publishing market, there are books that are made entirely out …
June 11, 2018 Go to TechCrunch

Silicon Valley is stumped: Even A.I. cannot always remove bias from hiring

CNBC--Silicon Valley-funded start-ups claim their AI software can eliminate human bias in job-hiring. A new group of wary algorithm auditors would like to take a look at the code.
June 01, 2018 Go to CNBC