Startups Open Sourced now on Amazon.com

May 10, 2011

The Kindle version of Startups Open Sourced is now available on Amazon.com for $9.99 for the Kindle. If you happen to get an early version of this, I’d love to hear how it looks. If you send me any feedback or screenshots, I’ll send you a free PDF version of the book. I don’t have a [...]

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Infiltrating any startup

May 10, 2011

The next Google, Microsoft, and Facebook are among us. They’re run by founders who refuse to sell their companies and have staggering revenue and growth. In Startups Open Sourced, I asked cofounder of Airbnb.com Brian Chesky a few questions about this: If you got an offer from Google or any major tech company tomorrow to [...]

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Startups Open Sourced, 1 Week Later: $10,000+ in Revenue

May 1, 2011

PayPal account: $1,555.18 AppSumo.com 1-day special: $8,211 (keep $3,167) * AppSumo.com sales: $1,590 (keep $708.75) Lulu.com account: $206.91 Bulk affiliate sale: $700 Total revenue generated, including affiliates:  $12,263.09 Personal gross revenue: $6,337.84 Total investment cost: $2,000 ($1,000 editing, $800 transcription, $200 advertising) Personal net profit, week 1: $4,337.84 * The split was ~50/50 before fees, [...]

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Wufoo’s interview

April 25, 2011

I just read about Wufoo getting acquired by Survey Monkey, and I’ve had a few people tell me that I should release some more interviews here for people to read from the Startups Open Sourced book. Do you think I should add more? Let me know which ones you want to see on here. One [...]

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Startups Open Sourced: Stories to inspire and educate

April 23, 2011

This book will change the way you think about startups. With over 33 startups interviewed in this book, you’ll find the most honest, candid, and open collection of interviews available on today’s most successful startup founders. You use many of these applications on a daily basis already, but for the first time you can truly [...]

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