Having The Best Tools Doesn’t Really Matter

Several people asked why I chose WordPress as a platform to launch Keynotopia. Before answering, I’d like to share a short story: When I was at Microsoft, I worked with great developers. But one of them stood out: He was extremely productive, his code was clean, well...

Why A Launched Product Beats A Perfect Idea

Which one would you rather have: A finished perfect product that you spend a year or two creating and optimizing before launch? or a half-baked product that you launch in a couple of weeks, and that people start to use right away? I was lucky enough to experience both...

What I Wish Someone Had Told Me About Startups 4 Years Ago

  The year is 2007, and I had just left Microsoft to dive into the startup world. Like many first time entrepreneurs, I was very excited about the adventure. And like many first time entrepreneurs, I didn’t know where to start. So I attended events, meetups,...

How To Choose Your Startup Idea

  Ideas can be paralyzing, and it seems like the more ideas we get, the less likely we are to pick one and act on it. When the paradox of choice kicks in, some of us opt for postponing the choice, others choose one idea and feel guilty about the ones they left...

How I launched a profitable product in 3 hours

Today, Keynotopia is two months old. What started as a single blog post in June of 2010 became a product that got over 1,500 customers in the first 60 days. Before jumping into the story and lessons learned, here are some quick stats: Total time spent creating the...

The Elephant in the Dark: A Story

Once upon a time, there existed a village that was completely inhabited by blind people.  One day, an elephant came to the village. Since none of them had ever seen an elephant before, they all gathered around the animal to figure out how it looked like. The man...