The Difference Between Remote and Distributed Teams in Startups

Remote Teams vs. Distributed Teams

Remote teams aren’t distributed teams. Say what? The Distributed Team Test A distributed team is one that’s spread across geographical boundaries and time zones. The key difference? Most people will be based in different cities and don’t often physically work together. If you’re not sure if you fit into the category of distributed or remote,… continue reading

5 Ways Remote Teams Increase Software Quality

5 Ways Remote Teams Increase Software Quality

Ever wondered if a remote team could supercharge your startup’s productivity and software quality? Here’s 5 ways remote teams do just that: 1. Autonomy → Increases Productivity In a remote team, you simply don’t have an option to micro-manage your team. Why? Because you almost certainly won’t be in the same time zone as every… continue reading

Growth Hackers Conference: Lessons Learned

Business Cartoon #0203 by Andertoons

Here is a brief write-up of my notes from last week’s Growth Hackers Conference in Menlo Park. I tried to sum up the essential bits of information that stuck with me and hope that they will be useful for you as well. You can take a look at the incredible lineup of speakers that were at… continue reading

Leancamp London

Leancamp London

We’ve attended Leancamp London a few days ago and I have to say it was not only one of the most amazing unconference experiences I ever had, also the signal to noise ratio was nothing short of incredible. A Lean Melting Pot For me the main benefit was having people with very different backgrounds in… continue reading

Empathy, Focus, Impute

Mike Markkula

Mike Markkula (angel investor of Apple) once wrote down three simple principles and called them ‘The Apple Marketing Philosophy’: Empathy We will truly understand their needs better than any other company. Focus In order to do a good job of those things that we decide to do, we must eliminate all of the unimportant opportunities.… continue reading

Bootstrapping a Software Product

Bootstrapping a Software Product

Garret Dimon shares with us what he learned by bootstrapping Sifter.

Connecting the Dots

Steve Jobs at Stanford 2005

Steve Jobs is one of the most inspiring figures in the tech industry and recently stepped down as CEO of Apple. In 2005 he gave a commencement address to Stanford graduates. Here is the video and transcript of it: I am honored to be with you today at your commencement from one of the finest… continue reading

Lifecycle of a Startup


Imagine your future self shows up scifi-style to give you a presentation on startup lessons learned. Would be incredibly valuable right? Well I have the next best thing for you. A few weeks ago we had the opportunity to attend a master class by Fred Destin on the “Startup Lifecycle”. He is on the board… continue reading