Wensing, M.

Things I'm learning about business and life through the act of starting a startup.

August 4, 2014 at 12:55pm

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It’s also a solid piece of evidence that shows that paid-up-front app sales are not a sustainable way to make money on the App Store.

— stratechery by Ben Thompson | Strategy. Technology. Pronunciation.

May 15, 2014 at 2:29am

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You do not understand your own present in any meaningful way. You are merely able to function within it.

— Welcome to the Future Nauseous

May 13, 2014 at 12:47am

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This is why product-driven businesses tend to reverse yet another customer-driven business mantra: sell aspirin, not vitamins (i.e., sell to painful, immediate concerns that must necessarily be addressed, not to painless long-term concerns that perhaps don’t need to be). That wisdom, which is practically a Golden Rule for customer-driven businesses, is precisely what product-driven businesses don’t do.

— Product-Driven versus Customer-Driven

May 12, 2014 at 11:55pm

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The pivot is the strategic reorientation action by which accumulating visioning-process debt is periodically paid down.

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Product-Driven versus Customer-Driven

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11:42pm

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The key to getting to the right outcome was to keep from getting married to either the positive or the dark narrative.

— What’s The Most Difficult CEO Skill? Managing Your Own Psychology - Ben’s Blog

April 16, 2014 at 10:14am

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Wal-Mart “same store sales were down for the first two weeks of February thanks to “continued severe winter storms.

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Wal-Mart Lowers Outlook As Profit And Same Store Sales Decline; Could A Family Dollar Acquisition Turn Things Around?

Riskpulse-powered Wal-Mart Risk Index

9:47am

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Wal-Mart posted $129.7 billion in fourth quarter 2014 revenue

— Wal-Mart Lowers Outlook As Profit And Same Store Sales Decline; Could A Family Dollar Acquisition Turn Things Around?

3:16am

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In other words, if you want to build a company that grows like mad or wins its market by dominating its niche, don’t worry about optimizations at first. Nail the major things.

— Real Engines Of Growth Have Nothing To Do With Growth Hacking | TechCrunch

3:16am

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don’t get stuck on tweaks and incremental features: they don’t matter anywhere near the order of magnitude as the big, core principle stuff.

— Real Engines Of Growth Have Nothing To Do With Growth Hacking | TechCrunch

April 15, 2014 at 9:40pm

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We don’t want our viral engines of growth to rely on the fact that our product is free. We want users to refer their peers because we bring massive value to their business, an order of magnitude more than the couple of bucks a month we charge them.

— Freemium vs. Free: Why We Ditched Our Free Plan At Trak.io (SaaS)