David Kadavy On How To Become A Great Designer

After working in Silicon Valley as a product designer, David Kadavy (@Kadavy) focused on teaching non-designers how to make beautiful design. David is known as the bestselling author of Design for Hackers, a blogger, and the host of his podcast, Love Your Work. His new book The Heart to Start is out on December 12th. The Q&A below is between … Continue reading David Kadavy On How To Become A Great Designer

Why Building Something You Would Love May Be A Bad Idea

There is more of less a collective agreement among entrepreneurs that the idea is only a small fraction of a venture‚Äôs success. This turns focus to the importance of executing on an idea. To work hard and to hustle. Numerous books are dedicated to this subject, and while I wholeheartedly agree with them, I want … Continue reading Why Building Something You Would Love May Be A Bad Idea

Bold moves are needed to make real progress

A Scientific Argument For Making Bold Product Decisions

Countless articles argue that it's the smaller incremental improvements that form the overall growth of the company. However, even with many small tests yielding 2 or 3% improvements each, this kind of strategy can be the death of your company. In product management, split testing is an excellent example of why the small improvements may … Continue reading A Scientific Argument For Making Bold Product Decisions

The Non-Marketer’s Guide To SEO

Excelling at search engine optimization (SEO) is a key component of a successful strategy for most online businesses. However, for many founders and marketers without a strong online background, SEO can often come across as a black box. As for all other marketing channels, my favoured approach is highly analytical. I prefer to start with … Continue reading The Non-Marketer’s Guide To SEO

Planning For Personal Development

6 Tips For Planning Your Personal Development: The Challenges of a Steep Learning Curve

For business, as for sports, even the most talented people in the world need years of practice to be the best they can be. It should be a surprise to no one that you can't go from the street and straight to the top of any sport. The top athletes have been matched with challenges … Continue reading 6 Tips For Planning Your Personal Development: The Challenges of a Steep Learning Curve

Product Management Tips

25 Product Management Tips For Your First 100 days

Congratulations on your new role as product manager! As a product manager, you will have a big role in executing the vision of the company and of delivering the true value to your users. It's an exciting space to operate in, but it is also very unlike any other field. You will be the glue … Continue reading 25 Product Management Tips For Your First 100 days

Andrew Chen (AngelList, Dropbox, etc.) on Acquisition and Retention

Last week, GrowthHackers.com hosted an AMA with Andrew Chen. Andrew has worked as an advisor/investor for startups including, AngelList, AppSumo, Barkbox, Dropbox, Qualaroo, ZenPayroll and others. Besides from his various roles, Andrew frequently posts on his blog, http://andrewchen.co/ I recommend that you use your brain, first and foremost, to think about growth A big topic … Continue reading Andrew Chen (AngelList, Dropbox, etc.) on Acquisition and Retention