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September 16, 2021
A lot of startup founders I talk to approach entrepreneurship as a finite game. The historian James Carse coined the term in the 1980s: > There are at least two…
June 3, 2020
Community: the new business model for indie hackers
The new business model of charging for paid communities is sweeping through the world of indie hackers. The golden age of paid communities No, they aren't "new…
May 14, 2020
There's a supply and demand problem in podcasting
This economic crisis has been all about yins and yangs. Yin: U.S. unemployment has skyrocketed to Great Depression levels. Yang: the pandemic is inspiring tons …
May 7, 2020
Founders are adjusting to lost advertising revenue
> Things are looking bleak. We built subscriptions for ad-free episodes a while back and now we're pushing that heavily. The person who told me this runs a popu…
April 28, 2020
No-code founders are on the rise. Are they making money?
Last week I talked about how lockdown and the recession have spurred more people to start online businesses. No-code products are a big part of this story since…
April 21, 2020
People are learning how to build new businesses in lockdown
After the US declared the coronavirus a national emergency and the western world finally began taking the crisis seriously, it took about a week for founders to…
April 18, 2020
One-person startups are leaning on their strengths to weather the recession
I spent some time this week reaching out to individual indie hackers about their businesses, and the pattern that really jumped out at me was how uniquely resil…
April 14, 2020
Indie hackers are riding the rising tide of e-commerce
An easy way to appreciate the role of e-commerce in this recession is to take a big-picture view of the recession itself. The New York Times provided such a vie…
April 11, 2020
Some indie hackers are especially vulnerable in this recession
Last week I talked about why I think this recession will produce more indie hackers. But there are still a lot of indie hackers who are fighting to survive righ…
April 8, 2020
Newsletter-only startups are filling a niche in news consumption
I've seen a lot of stories about the financial ups and downs of traditional newsrooms recently. But the subset of publications that send all their news via emai…
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