One Hundred Issues!
Let's throw back to Issue Nº1: essentially incepted as a sounding board for the freelance work I was doing back then. I was preparing for Eurobike just like I am now. (who's going?)
And a year later: Nº50. Even more grateful now than I was then. But for the most part, not much has changed otherwise.
I receive so much positive feedback each issue (2-3 messages on average) & from others when I encounter subscribers when traveling that I feel like the formula is working. Something I can improve? Hit reply!
Rather than rework the recipe for our 100th weekly newsletter, I looked up some '100' themed quotes!
If there were only one truth, you couldn't paint a hundred canvases on the same theme. - Pablo Picasso
With a hundred ways to do a dozen things, why not try it all? - Julian Casablancas
The opportunity for doing mischief is found a hundred times a day, and of doing good once in a year. - Voltaire
Life's a tough proposition, and the first hundred years are the hardest. - Wilson Mizner
Nothing is illegal if one hundred businessmen decide to do it. - Andrew Young
Now more than ever, thank you for reading!
p.s. subject line inspired by this Wes Eishold interview. Emoji are some of the least used!
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Final thoughts before TCR No 5 - and why I will not be racing it
Good luck Christopher! And Thomas! And Bart! And to all riders this year!
We Don't Need Bikes For Women
In a move directly contrasting years of their own marketing, Specialized recently (and quietly) announced their departure from a womens-specific geometry platform.
The Making of Chris King Precision Components
Great video I didn't see before!
The Model Market Fit Threshold & What it Means for Your Growth Strategy
- Elephants - Products that get 1,000 customers paying $100K+ year. These are typically products built for enterprise customers like ServiceNow.
- Moose - Products that get 10,000 customers paying you $10K+ per year. These are typically products built for the mid market like HubSpot.
- Rabbits - Products that get 100,000 customers paying $1K per year. These are typically products targeting small businesses like SurveyMonkey, Mailchimp, or Gusto. Products targeting consumers at high value moments also live here. For example companies in real estate, insurance, etc.
- Mice - Products that get 1M customers paying $100 per year. These are typically products that target prosumers like Dropbox, or companies that are subscription ecommerce like Ipsy or Dollar Shave Club.
- Flies - Products that get 10M customers generating $10 per year typically via ads. Facebook, Snapchat, Buzzfeed, etc. all live here.
After The Soundcloud Party
What Happens If The Site Does Go Away?
The fabulous life of Airbnb's Brian Chesky, one of the youngest and richest tech founders in America
Brian Chesky didn't know much about tech before starting Airbnb.
12 Invoicing Techniques of Pros That Most Business Owners Ignore
'Don't wait to get paid.'
Really, this is a great list!
Why Business Leaders Need to Read More Science Fiction
Reading about the future can help you invent it.
Also relevant: To be a better investor, read more good novels
6 Mistakes that will kill your B2B SaaS Startup
Mistake #1: Thinking that Direct Sales is for losers
Nathan Barry of ConvertKit
The French Divide
Next week, from August 4th to 19th 2017, The French Divide will kickoff! Across more than 2100 km in no more than 15 days & without assistance on the most beautiful gravel roads and mountain biking trails in France. The route follows the mythical route of Santiago de Compostela as much as possible.
Fun fact: Celine of Vera Cycling that made our caps, helps put this event on!