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Be A Navigator, Not A Chauffeur

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Here are my slides from a talk I gave on startup marketing and metrics at FailCon Paris on 25 Sept 2012.

It may be a bit contextless without the commentary but be assured it's the most insightful look into failure in data you've ever seen. Ahem.

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Be A Navigator, Not A Chauffeur

  1. 1. BE A NAVIGATOR, NOT A CHAUFFEUR. STARTUP LESSONS LEARNED FROM IMPLEMENTING DATA AT SOUNDCLOUD @THOMCUMMINGS
  2. 2. THE WORLD’S SOCIAL SOUND PLATFORM
  3. 3. MILESTONES ARE ONLY MILESTONES.
  4. 4. TOO MANY PATHS DOESN’T HELP.
  5. 5. PICK THE RIGHT DIRECTION.
  6. 6. BUT DON’T BE AFRAID TO GET LOST.
  7. 7. GOOD ENOUGH IS GOOD ENOUGH.
  8. 8. ALWAYS CHECK YOUR MIRRORS.
  9. 9. VAGUE WARNINGS ARE USELESS.
  10. 10. WATCH YOUR SPEED.
  11. 11. DON’T BE A BACKSEAT DRIVER.
  12. 12. BE A NAVIGATOR, NOT A CHAUFFEUR.
  13. 13. THANKS! @THOMCUMMINGS THOM@SOUNDCLOUD.COMWE’RE HIRING: SOUNDCLOUD.COM/JOBS
  14. 14. PHOTO CREDITSMILESTONES: www.flickr.com/photos/23565432@N05/2441248754/sizes/l/SPAGHETTI JUNCTION: www.oldukphotos.com / warwickshire-birmingham3.htmALL ROADS LEAD TO SPAIN: MINECOMPASS: MINEGOOD ENOUGH CAR: MINEMIRROR: MINEWARNING SIGN: www.flickr.com/photos/poper/102633164/sizes/l/SPEED: LOST TO THE DEPTHS OF MY BROWSER HISTORY. SORRY!BACKSEAT DRIVER: www.flickr.com/photos/po1yester/7243094800/sizes/l/NAVIGATION: www.flickr.com/photos / eggplant/29183040/sizes/l/

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