5 Contrarian Ideas About Startups in 5 Minutes

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Rand's presentation from the Seattle Tech Meetup on October 22nd, 2013

Rand's presentation from the Seattle Tech Meetup on October 22nd, 2013

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  • 1. 5 Contrarian Ideas About Startups in 5 Minutes Rand Fishkin, CEO & Founder | October 2013
  • 2. No Need to Take Notes: http://bit.ly/stmrand5
  • 3. #1 MVPs Kinda Suck
  • 4. #2 Great Ideas ≥ Great Execution
  • 5. Cross-Team Collaboration The Idea Maze
  • 6. #3 Don’t Hire “Rockstars”
  • 7. Belief in the Mythical 10X Hire Hurts Your Team
  • 8. #4 Find Flywheel Marketing Channels as Fast as Possible
  • 9. Flywheels Get Easier to Turn Over Time Whiteboard Friday video on flywheel marketing
  • 10. #5 Don’t Make Management the Only Way Up
  • 11. If Management is the Only Way Up, We’re All F’d
  • 12. Rand & Moz on the Web: We’re Hiring! http://moz.com/about/jobs My Blog (about startup-y stuff): http://moz.com/rand Twitter: @randfish | Google+: 111294201325870406922