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What did they do before you came along?

February 9, 2011 | Jason Cohen

Tweet Guest Post by Jason Cohen. Here’s a simple question, often asked when designing software but more useful when you’re designing your marketing and…

 

Vetting a startup (or two): The systematic birth of @WPEngine

February 2, 2011 | Jason Cohen

Tweet Guest post by Jason Cohen. Let me dispose of any lingering ideas that WPEngine was a great flash of insight, born perfect from…

 

Marketing Platform Independence

January 26, 2011 | Jason Cohen

Tweet Guest post by Jason Cohen. Some startups die because their business model is platform-dependent. Like this: Used to be, Twitter let you post…

 

Build your own Startup Death Clock

January 19, 2011 | Jason Cohen

Tweet Guest post by Jason Cohen. A few months ago I created a fun device at WPEngine to focus everyone’s attention the most important…

 

Reputation isn’t as powerful as you imagine

January 12, 2011 | Jason Cohen

Tweet Guest post by Jason Cohen. The most common reaction to my recent announcement of starting a new WordPress hosting company was that this…

 

Impossible that @ChrisBrogan and I are BOTH right, so don’t listen to either of us

January 5, 2011 | Jason Cohen

Tweet Guest post by Jason Cohen. Chris Brogan, prolific social media how-to author, blogger, and $22,000/day consultant, recently wrote a post describing his “Simple…

 

If you build it, they won’t come, unless…

December 29, 2010 | Jason Cohen

Tweet Guest post by Jason Cohen. This is Part 5 of the 5-part series: 5 lessons from 150 startup pitches. Ask a technical founder…

 

The right way to position against competition

December 22, 2010 | Jason Cohen

Tweet Guest post by Jason Cohen. This is Part 4 of the series: 5 lessons from 150 startup pitches. After seeing hundreds of startup…

 

Why you shouldn’t listen when VCs call you a dipshit

December 15, 2010 | Jason Cohen

Tweet Guest post by Jason Cohen. Michael Arrington wrote an interesting piece at TechCrunch about how VCs are pissed that great entrepreneurs are taking…

 
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