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Morning everyone, We still have a few spots left for the #StartupMentalHealth workshop we're holding for mental health week next Tuesday. I know most of us in the community can relate to the topic. As always, for any specific inquiries please feel free to PM me :) ... See MoreSee Less
Working at a startup or a small size company is awesome! You have power and control but you also have more responsibilities. The word burnout is commonly used among the community but do we really know what the signs and symptoms of emotional distress are? Not feeling well, emotionally, is the number…
Hi all, we're recording a very special edition podcast on startups and mental health tomorrow as part of CMHA Mental Health Week next week. We have one spot still left open and are looking for a founder willing to speak about the internal struggle that can accompany and burden building a business, as well as the needs of all founders to look after the mental needs of their employees.
This is a topic close to my heart (and head). Hit me with a message if you can be downtown Toronto tomorrow afternoon as part of a dope pod crew. ... See MoreSee Less
Rob KenediSo important!! A must listen when it's baked.
14 hours ago
Elena BeveridgeI'm on the young professionals board with CAMH and have my own experience with this as a budding entrepreneur. Happy to help you however I can.
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Douglas SoltysHi everyone, totally overwhelmed by the number of public and private messages being sent my way with offers to participate and share personal stories. This is great. I think we're good for tomorrow's podcast recording, but I'm going to reach out to everyone individually to see if there's more that we can do. This isn't just a one-off for us.
Varun Mathursigned up to Globe and Mail -- this is the first time I have ever paid to read a newspaper online. I am usually scavenging for stories on the WSJ, NYTimes, Globe, The Star and others...and everyday I tell myself, thanks but I would rather read something else than pay.
18 hours ago
Anthony ReinhartYour willingness to pay for this particular piece might be good intel for Sean Silcoff to take back to the Globe's braintrust.
Sean SilcoffThink of it as a pay door, not a paywall. There's an opening and we'd love to have you come inside. How come nobody complains about having to pay to see the latest Star Wars movie? That was content, and it was behind the paywall, er, pay velvet rope.
Aran HamiltonCharging people (even startups!) for things that have a production cost and are of value is only logical. Not one entrepreneur says to themselves "Gas stations are a paywall, I should get to drive my car for free." or "Grocery store checkouts are a paywall, I should be allowed to eat whatever I want free."
Zaheer MeraliThe issue around paywalls is how poorly they've been implemented. As a concept, they're perfectly logical as Aran said above. In practice they seem to violate every principal of great customer service and UX design - eg: multiple complex steps to complete a transaction, antiquated charging models, and so on. Would be great to see a publisher think in an innovative way about how to serve a real customer need - i.e., easy simple micropayments for articles they want to share with their network - should be a 1-click transaction using an existing payment gateway
Matt BurnsIt's amazing how many fellow entrepreneurs that I have worked with (including myself) came from a poker background
21 hours ago · 3
Ben ZifkinThis is great. I often use poker as an analogy for business. Mostly for the points you mentioned but also because it taught me when to get aggressive. Generally people wait until the risk goes down or they are likely to 'win'. Poker teaches you that all you really need is to be just little more likely than someone else before you can start applying pressure. No need to wait until your royal flush, you should start to throw your weight around when you just begin to have a bit of an edge over everyone else.
Now that Nudge is in Open BETA, we are starting to focus on our Nudge Team product, and are thinking about pricing. Pricing your product is really hard. There are so many variables to play with, you are going to get it wrong before you get it right. However, when you find the right way to align …
Daniel RoopnarineBeing in a very competitive industry, our pricing has to reflect what our audience is initially programmed to expect for similar services, that being said, we too are trying to figure out the right price area that reflects value of what we offer and what the market will pay.
Nudge looks great Kevin, best of luck with it.
This is a very important company milestone. We are telling the world that we are helping many writers to make a living. We are telling the world that we are serious about turning ourselves into an entertainment company. We are telling the world that we are the future of storytelling. We have an unlimited supply of original stories that captivate audiences, through which we will power the entire entertainment industry across print, film, television, digital platforms and other content types to be invented. #bebold ... See MoreSee Less
Last week, I received a PDF presentation about “Helena,” a new startup boasting a 20-year-old Yale student CEO and connections—so they claim—to some of the most powerful and influential people in the world, from Stanley McChrystal to, uh, Selena Gomez. I spent the better part of last week trying to…