Stop Pushing me Around
I’ve been thinking a lot about productivity as of late. How do I get the most out of my days? How do I make every minute well-spent? How do I accomplish what I set out to do in the beginning of the day. I was having coffee in NYC with Ryan Holiday and this particular subject came up. He told me about how he gets a tremendous amount of work done on planes. He never opt-ins to buying wifi,...
5 Life Hacks That Will Make You More Successful
I’m an anomaly By the age of 24, I’ve had the opportunity to brush shoulders with billionaires, impact millions of people via the internet and build fortune 500 internet strategies. Plus, I did it all from Montreal, Canada, with no Harvard degree (frankly, no degree, I’m a comp sci dropout) and with no capital. It’s thanks to these life hacks like these that have help...
How to hit critical mass with your startup
In real estate, location is king. Location, location, location, right? The equivalent on the internet is distribution. distribution, distribution. Distribution means taking a feature of your product and integrating it on a partner’s website or app. If you build it, they won’t come. A lot of entrepreneurs have the mentality, that if you build a great product, in a big ass market, it...
Pick a Big Ass Market
You are starting a company. You have this ‘great’ idea for an app or something. You’ve read The Lean Startup. You know exactly what to do. You are going to launch an MVP, iterate and going to raise millions of dollars. Your face is going to be on TechCrunch. It’s so clear and the crowd goes wild? Wait. How big really is your target market? Even if you do achieve...
In the long run, people will trust Twitter more than they do Facebook.– Nick Bilton Facebook vs. Twitter - NYTimes.com (via fred-wilson)
So You Want to Change the World Through Tech? Go...
Attention Non-Silicon Valley Residents, Is your dream to change the world through technology? I know it’s mine, but I’m going through an internal crisis. Because I can’t live in my city (Montreal, Canada) if I want to follow my dreams. Don’t get me wrong, I love Montreal. The quality of life is unmatched. My friends and family are here and I recognize the importance of that. I also...
The Rise of the Anti-Social Network
Last week, Google offered to buy Path, a private mobile social network for 100 million plus a 25 million dollar earnout over four years. Path, an “anti-social network”, rejected it. This signified the beginning of the rise of the anti-social network. Definition anti-social network: A social network that allows a limited amount of people to communicate and connect, with a...