CPO of Adobe joins a regarded design organization and approaches a fellow member to comment on the slow pace of their board meetings. The member remarks, "Scott, the reason this org has been around for 100 years has been from moving slower, thinking long & hard about our decisions, and building it to last. Things move different around here and I suggest you adapt."
Giving up full control of a startup and bestowing responsibility to someone else is never easy. So I sifted through 100+ automation tips and outsourcing tools to find 3 effortless tactics you can start using immediately.
The numbers can do the talking. The Amazon Marketplace contributed $135 billion to Amazon's 2017 sales with an estimated 5 million sellers on the platform (and growing). Without a doubt, a huge sub-culture of business! So how does it work? Is it easy to become a seller? Let's find out, shall we?
With their sharp marketing and simplistic designs, they seem to have come out of no where: MVMT, Warby Parker, Casper, Everlane. Where the hell did all these direct-to-consumer companies come from and is there any room to begin your own? There is more hope than you think.
In the early days of a startup, you should deliberately take action to grow your business that DOES NOT scale. Why? Because 1:1 communication is invaluable. Look, I'm not here to tell you to "go to networking events" but to share some of the more creative yet effective tactics to grow your customer base in a non-scalable, low-cost way.