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the expert curse

92 commentsJuly 15, 2014

at a dinner with my friend tucker i confided with him i was overwhelmed working on okdork.

when you start out in your business and do crazy things or experiment and it works or doesn’t, who cares. there’s no one to watch you fall. you’re just playing around without expectations.

one of my favorite quotes recently relates to this expression. it’s from steve jobs.

“the heaviness of being successful was replaced by the lightness of being a beginner again.”

this speaks it so eloquently.

the [...]


How to Connect with VIPs: 5 Tips for Cold Emails

48 commentsJuly 8, 2014

This is a guest post by John Corcoran.

Let’s get one thing straight: Noah Kagan really has no business sending me cookies.

Noah is busy running AppSumo, training new entrepreneurs and riding bikes around Austin sampling tacos. Until recently, he had no idea who I was.

And yet here I was, opening my mail to find a box of chocolate chip cookies, with a thank you note from Noah Kagan.

So why did Noah send me cookies?

Well, it all started with an email that [...]


How to Write a Convincing Craigslist Ad (or You get out what you put in)

10 commentsMarch 17, 2014

How was your weekend?

Before I tell you a bit about mine and my semi-viral Craiglist ad, I want to let you know that TODAY I am doing a live AMA from 11:30am EST to 1pm EST at inbound.org. If you’ve ever wanted to ask me a marketing question (or my favorite kind of taco?) head over and ask away.

Now about the weekend…

My brother asked me to help sell his wife’s car on Saturday, so I did this…

I wrote a Craiglist [...]


My 2014 Processes (No More Resolutions)

97 commentsJanuary 11, 2014

How many times have you been asked, “What are your resolutions for the new year?”

A few of my personal favorite replies:

“Nope, already finished them all”
“Not dying”
“Doing whatever Drake does”

Why didn’t we start these habits or desired outcomes at the time we wanted that change to happen?

What’s different? No clue.

But I have noticed 2 key things about creating positive changes in life:

1- The Process, not the outcome, helps you throughout life.
Recently, at AppSumo our goal was to get 3,333 members to [...]