Speaking at WeWork Summer Camp 2013, Alexis Ohanian reflected on his time with Reddit, Hipmunk, and Breadpig to highlight the beauty of not knowing what you’re doing. On that note, Ohanian’s first book, Without Their Permission: How the 21st Century Will Be Made, Not Managed, is available for pre-order.
If you’re looking to build a successful company, you’ll want to create something that solves a real problem. And if you do it right, you may even improve the lives of your users (while simultaneously bringing in as much cash as possible). This concept is far from new; it’s the backbone of the tech industry, […]
We sat down with Lee Hnetinka, the founder of on-demand personal assistant service WunWun, to hear his thoughts on staying motivated and the importance of making tough decisions.
Sarah Paiji, the cofounder of the recently acquired location-based shopping app Snapette, shares her advice to young entrepreneurs: never let small tasks keep you from focusing on the big picture.
Delve CTO and cofounder Thomas Weingarten shares his thoughts on embracing failure and learning from it.
We held an event last night with our friends at Turnstone titled “Fail Smart: Mistakes to Learn From” that focused on learning from failure and talking about our experiences as entrepreneurs. While I admittedly didn’t contribute much to the evening’s conversation, I haven’t stopped thinking about the topic and thought it might be more productive to write […]
PR isn’t an elixir Many startups plow crazy sums of cash into ensuring they get covered by the top media outlets. In some cases, particularly with early stage startups, every cent of a marketing budget goes on PR. As someone who manages a PR firm, you might be surprised to learn I consider this a […]
Redesigning your website right requires time and effort — and money. That means avoiding potentially costly mistakes is essential. Follow these ten rules of thumb and you’ll be well on your way to a successful redesign. 1. Have a clear goal Every redesign should be the result of a clear business decision. Whether fulfilling a […]
Gary Vaynerchuk is a New York Times bestselling author, self-trained wine and social-media expert, and founder of VaynerMedia. He joined us for the June installment of WeWork Stories to speak directly with the audience about social media, building a business, and life. For more Gary, check out his newest book: Jab, Jab, Jab, Right Hook: How […]
When it comes to writing a business plan, I believe there are only five things that really matter. All of them have as much to do with business as business planning, which brings us to the first point: 1. Your business is your business plan You might write page after page containing mission statements, value […]
This augmented reality and image recognition platform does amazing things.
I’m what digital photographers might call a “pixel peeper,” which is to say I am known to edit my photos at 100-400% in Photoshop, wasting away hours to make sure nothing is out of order. When printing my photos, this effory gets pushed to a new level of obsessiveness. Before I even start editing, I […]