Billion Dollar Trend Spotting by Noah Kagan

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A presentation I put together on businesses that got to a billion, things to look for and some tools to start yourself.

A presentation I put together on businesses that got to a billion, things to look for and some tools to start yourself.

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  • – Wanted to check out hot chicks – I love personal finance and telling people about it – I built games and realized monetizing them was hard and no one was doing it right. Asia was blowing up.

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  • 1. Spotting the Next Billion Dollar Idea @noahkagan
  • 2. The Daily Raw Dog
  • 3.
    • “No wireless. Less space than a nomad. Lame.”
    • -Slashdot
  • 4.  
  • 5. Farmville Game Guides
    • 80 million / month players
    • 1% are paying
    • 5% convert to buying $10 guide
    • Total available size: $400,000
  • 6. Be Self ish
    • What services do you use every day?
  • 7. My Other “Failed” Businesses
    • Phatcast: YouTube based on bit torrent
    • CollegeUp: College Craiglist
    • BetArcade.com: Sports Betting Game
  • 8. Global
    • Make an assumption about the next 6 months
  • 9. The Sexy Trap
    • Applications:
      • Facebook
      • iPhone
      • Twitter
    • iPhone has 50 million people.
    • Only 70% of revenue.
    • Capture 1 million on a $5 application
    • Revenue opportunity: $3,500,000
    • Bottom line: Good to be the Godfather!
  • 10. Priorities
      • No meeting Mon / Fri
      • The 10 / 15 rule
      • Only Business Instant Messaging
      • Phone saves time
      • Email nazi
    • How much of your time is spent reading blogs?
  • 11. Mohan Belani’s Screen
  • 12. Web Tools
    • http://tungle.me/noahkagan
    • Google Forms
    • Remember the Milk
    • Instapaper
    • Rescue Time
  • 13. Books to Read
    • Influence
    • Toyota Way
    • Predictably Irrational
    • Art of the Start
    • Paradox of Choice
    • Ultimate Sales Machine
    • Permission Marketing or Purple Cow