"I may be at the wheel of the ship but I don’t control the wind."
— Christopher Poole
"Un periodista es como un pato: anda, nada y vuela. Todo lo hace fatal, pero hace las tres cosas. Tienes que saber de todo."
— Carme Chaparro
"Danger is real. Fear is a choice?"
"Ahora, escuchen, ésta es la Ley de la Selva —- tan antigua y tan cierta como el cielo. Y el Lobo que la observe podrá prosperar, pero el lobo que la viole morirá…"
— El libro de la selva. Rudyard Kipling.
"Could Hamlet have been written by a committee, or the Mona Lisa painted by a club? Could the New Testament have been composed as a conference report? Creative ideas do not spring from groups. They spring from individuals."
— Alfred Whitney Griswald
In the whole first month of Buffer, we had less than 100 signups. For comparison, we now have 560,000 users (2.5 years later). We now sign up 100 people within a couple hours. It amazes me to think about it.
I had a previous startup that also started slow, but never really changed. The key difference between the two, was retention. So I would highly recommend anyone who’s getting started to closely watch retention. Does anyone keep using the product into their second week after sign up? That’s the first thing I’d focus on with what I know now.
"Sólo se puede gobernar un [pueblo, empresa, departamento, familia…] ofreciéndole un porvenir."
— Napoleón & me
[…] if you want to make something from nothing, you have to take risks and you have to win your race against time.
"It does not matter how slow you go so long as you do not stop."