All posts in: Starting Up

Entrepreneurship and the Fallacy of Work-Life Balance

How do you deal with stress and life balance as an entrepreneur? This was the question posed on the latest Startup Edition thread. As I let the question rattle around, it seemed like a natural opportunity to expand on my previous post on avoiding burnout. So, here we are. The…

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Developers, Businesspeople, and Dead Weight

Not too long ago, I remember strolling home with the thought of a bounty on my mind. A bounty that Moz paid for referring an engineer (which we no longer do). It wasn't the thought of cashing in on the bounty that clogged my mind, it was the question of…

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Startups and Saturation

You'd be hard-pressed to find a bigger startup fan than me. I got into startups at the age of 18 and have been addicted ever since. I live and breathe startup culture, day in and day out. It completely consumes me. Startups are an amazing thing. They provide a pace…

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Vision, Mission, Strategy

When you think about these three words in succession, it's likely that they blend together. They did for me. That was, until a personal mentor of mine, Bruce Jaffe (to which Bruce adds that his framework was helped by one of his mentors, Jim Collins), put some additional context behind…

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Competition vs. Comparables

Yesterday was the unSexy conference, and as a resident of Seattle, I tend to miss a lot of awesome startup events. This being one of them. As I stumbled across the presentation deck from MailChimp CEO, Ben Chestnut, a very simple but expansive piece of advice caught my eye. Rule…

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Evaluating A Startup Idea

If you have any ounce of entrepreneurship in your body, it's likely that startup ideas run through your mind on a daily basis. The hardest part about all those ideas? Picking the one that has legs. Typically, I'm in the camp of ideas being shit, and execution taking precedence. That…

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Doing It Right, Not First

‚ÄčThere's a common misconception among first time entrepreneurs that the only way to win is to be the first. The first to attempt an idea, the first to enter a specific market. It's something I've been meaning to touch on for some time, then this came across my feed. You…

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Hi, I'm Andrew, an entrepreneur that loves the process of building companies. Currently, I work at betaworks in New York City.

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