When OrganizedWisdom’s co-founder, Unity Stoakes, launched his business he wrote out his ideal list of advisers, supporters and board members. The list included tech investor and visionary Esther Dyson, and former Time Warner head, Gerald Levin.
This is the story of how he turned his wish list into reality and his advice for others who want to do the same.
Phil LaBoon was the wiz kid who got a lot of press for launching a company that sold breathalyzer keychains. From there he went on to build a real estate company that made millions. But a bad partnership led him to lose it all.
As a high school student, Ben Milne say on his couch till he wore a deep groove in it and sold speakers online. He says his promotion strategy in the early days was answer audiophiles’ questions on message boards and link them to his online speaker store, Elemental Designs.
Listen to the full interview to hear how he got his first customers, how he celebrated his first million and why he decided to sell the company.
I was nervous on my trip to Atlanta because I was scheduled to give a keynote at StartupRiot and I didn’t have time to prepare a talk. To figure out a solution (and to prep for this interview) I read Peter Guber’s new book, Tell to Win, about how storytelling can make you more persuasive.
It’s been a couple of weeks since I gave my talk, and…
How do you grow your site’s membership without blowing tons of money on marketing?
Josh Walker came up with a clever idea that I think you can learn a lot from. Listen to this interview to see how he used voting (and smart partnerships with well-known media outlets) to make CityVoter into a directory of local businesses that has over 2 million members.
How do you go from zero to over 10 million in annual revenue?
Ali Moiz, co-founder of Peanut Labs did it by creating a clever monetization technique that allows companies to get paid every time their users fill out surveys. In the fall of 2010, he sold the company to e-Rewards.
I invited him here to talk about 2 big topics: How…