When startups compete, no one wins
Two types of competitors exist for startups: big companies and other startups. It’s a good strategy for small companies to frame their vision around beating a big company. Salesforce was the anti-Oracle. Apple was the anti-IBM. WePay has been known to punk PayPal on occasion. Why? First off, everyone likes to bet on the underdog. But second, drawing into your territory a big company with...
Responding to "No More Harvard Debt"
On August 29th, 2011, my friend and former classmate Joe Mihalic started something I wasn’t sure he would finish. Joe said he would pay off $90,717 in student debt from Harvard Business School within 10 months. He started a blog called No More Harvard Debt to chronicle every minute financial decision he made in this time period, as a way of holding himself accountable to someone. The...