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Ghost Onboarding - How We Increased Conversion by Over 1,000%
What are the key "moments" that matter?

(beware of correlation vs causation issues)
business  conversion  metrics  pearbudget 
november 2014 by charliepark
On Being the Right Size - JB.S. Haldane
Goes over the size of animals, then expands metaphor to include institutions.

recommended by @patrickc

"You can drop a mouse down a thousand-yard mine shaft; and, on
arriving at the bottom it gets a slight shock and walks away, provided that
the ground is fairly soft. A rat is killed, a man is broken, a horse splashes."

(from the beginning ...) The most obvious differences between different animals are differences of
size, but for some reason the zoologists have paid singularly little attention
to them. In a large textbook of zoology before me I find no indication that
the eagle is larger than the sparrow, or the hippopotamus bigger than the
hare, though some grudging admissions are made in the case of the mouse
and the whale. But yet it is easy to show that a hare could not be as large as
a hippopotamus or a whale as small as a herring. For every type of animal
there is a most convenient size, and a large change in size inevitably carries
with it a change of form. ...
sociology  biology  business 
may 2014 by charliepark
Chargify Blog | Beware the $5/mo Business
If you're thinking about running a webapp business, read this: "Beware the $5/month Business"
entrepreneurship  pricing  business  startups  saas 
july 2013 by charliepark
There's already a word for a lifestyle startup: a business.
"There's already a word for a lifestyle startup: a business." - Paul Graham
startups  business  entrepreneurship 
october 2011 by charliepark
The 100 Rules for Being an Entrepreneur | Altucher Confidential
A great — and accurate — list of "rules" for entrepreneurs. Brilliant, really. I especially liked NN) You have no more free time.
entrepreneurship  startup  business  from delicious
april 2011 by charliepark
Call Me Fishmeal.: Success, and Farming vs. Mining
SPOT ON. A great writeup by Wil Shipley on businesses, startups, and how ideas are worthless.
business  entrepreneurship  startup  execution  from delicious
april 2011 by charliepark
Apple's Pricing Decoys - BusinessWeek
How Apple uses anchoring and other consumer psychology to influence what people buy. Interesting stuff.
pricing  strategy  business  apple 
september 2010 by charliepark
How to estimate Lifetime Value; Sample cohort analysis
The Lightspeed Venture Partners Blog on how to use a cohort analysis. I'm still working on getting my admin dashboard to create these on the fly.
business  cohortanalysis  startup 
july 2010 by charliepark
The IKEA Effect: When Labor Leads to Love
Summary: When people help build something, they feel more ownership in it, and more satisfaction with it.
business  strategy  psychology 
september 2009 by charliepark
Hacker News | Ask HN: Does the SaaS model really work? Really?
Some really good thoughts. Consensus is that focusing on businesses is crucial, that a service that helps businesses make money is going to have a much easier time than a service that helps individuals.
saas  business  strategy  monotask 
november 2008 by charliepark
Obie Fernandez - Do the Hustle
Obie Fernandez on the feed and care of a Rails startup.
rails  business  rubyonrails  workshop  screencast  tutorial 
september 2008 by charliepark
What do you pay for? (from Aviary)
What will you pay for?

1. Convenience
2. Quality
3. Additional Functionality
4. Customization
5. Privacy

1. Immediacy
2. Personalization
3. Interpretation
4. Authenticity
5. Accessibility
6. Embodiment
7. Patronage
8. Findability


* accessibility
* silence
* beauty
* freedom
* peace of mind
* respect
* attention
value  business  webdevelopment 
august 2008 by charliepark
Harvard Business Review - London
"Hand-picked by the editors of HBR, these articles will show you how to get more done, lead more effectively, and leverage your own unique strengths."
frompapa  readlater  productivity  business  management  efficiency 
january 2008 by charliepark
Bobulate » Blog Archive » When Only One Will Do
... a three-ring target on a piece of paper ... The words and ideas clients “repeat and get excited about” are jotted down in these concentric circles. The word repeated most often ... becomes the “emotional epicenter.”
simplicity  focus  vision  business 
september 2007 by charliepark
the show with zefrank
branding as "emotional aftertaste" ... brilliant
business  marketing  zefrank 
october 2006 by charliepark
metacool: metacool Thought of the Day
"People are not born craftsmen; they just have the courage to screw things up. Embrace your inner amateur and try everything. There will always be an expert to take your money and fix the mistakes."
experimentation  business 
september 2006 by charliepark

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