Pull This Move. Get The Sale. [clip]

Christine Comaford

I pulled this clip from my interview with Christine Comaford, CEO of Mighty Ventures. You can read or see the answer here. (And you should grab the full interview.)

Read More

Mariam Naficy of Minted

I was wrong. I assumed the founders of Eve.com lost everything. Not only did co-founder Mariam Naficy tell me that she didn’t lose it all, she jokingly offered to show me a copy of the check she got for her part of the business. (Maybe it wasn’t a joke. Let me know what you think after you listen.)

Today Miriam is running Minted.com, which creates beautifully designed stationary and invitations that are crowds-sourced.

Read More


Check out the way Groupon bought the domain Groupon.com. When the service launched it was on Groupon.ThePoint.com because they didn’t own Groupon.com.

I excerpted the video & transcript from my Groupon Interview with Andrew Mason (which is one of my best, so I hope you check it out).

Read More

Jahanzeb Sherwani - iTeleport

Jahanzeb Sherwani just wanted an easy way to control his computer from the couch using his iPhone. What he launched was pretty basic, but it touched a nerve. Turns out there were lots of other people who wanted to do the same. Actually, they didn’t just want to control their computers, they wanted to see their computers from their iPhones. And they had other ideas too.

So J, as he’s often called, started…

Read More

Jen Boulden

There’s nothing technically revolutionary about the technology that Jen Boulden used to launch Ideal Bite, but what she did with it is impressive. She used Constant Contact to send out an email newsletter that a “designer slash intern” created.

Listen to the full interview to hear: How she grew that mailing list. How she got high rates for her ads. And why she sold Ideal Bite to Disney for $20 million.

Read More

Scott Harrison - charity water

charity: water, the non-profit founded by Scott Harrison, doesn’t just give you facts like, “Unsafe water and lack of basic sanitation cause 80% of diseases and kill more people every year than all forms of violence, including war.”

It has a blog with moving photos, like one of children in the developing world waiting for cows to finish drinking dirty water so they could have some too. Then, when you care, charity: water gives you…

Read More