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Great founders are great f*cking students

Hi Reader, You've got a huge task in front of you. Building a new business from scratch? Attempting to launch a new product? Adding new tech skills to stay competitive? Nowadays we have YouTube, Masterclass, online communities, podcasts, and so much more. How do you tackle what's ahead? If you're going to read anything this week: Three years ago, I became a co-founder in a business that was already built. Joining after something has been built is more like a renovation project rather than new...

Hi Reader, My FYP features a lot of bad business advice. I can't stand seeing videos about how you can create $3,000 in side hustle income from dropshipping or copywriting. Become a forex trader overnight—laughable. One piece of advice that does sound smart, but is mostly hollow: "Get yourself multiple streams of income. It's the path to wealth." If you're going to read anything this week: Do you know what it takes to spin up multiple streams of income? How many people do you think actually...

Hi Reader, Doing things a little different this week. Instead of linking you out to specific blog posts, I'd like to share some helpful things right here. If you're going to read anything this week: The lead investor for my last startup, Slauson & Co., hosted a virtual event called "Framing the Pitch." Slauson is an early stage venture capital firm rooted in inclusion that believes your lived experience is your competitive advantage. They've done a lot of work trying to expand access to...

Hi Reader, I may have gotten in over my head, but let's do this. On June 7th, I committed to riding 2,500 miles on my single speed bike. I gave myself 90 days! Yes, I know. You may be thinking, sounds aggressive. Why on earth is he doing such a thing? I wanted to try a different kind of marketing. The goal is outside of my comfort zone, but I love cycling. Help me get to 500k on TikTok and Instagram. I'd like to put my startup in the best position to fundraise by the end of summer....

Hi Reader, Things can change in no time. I've decided to build my next business! Cool side effect, you get to witness my struggles and wins. It's a fun way to share value with you. Instead of dreaming up content, why not pass along real life experiences. We can stay fresh together. If you're going to read anything this week: Let's f*cking go! I'm starting a company Follow my journey of starting a business. Learn about finding a co-founder, setting initial steps, and creating a roadmap for our...

Hi Reader, Do 3-day weekends feel amazing and disorienting to you as well? Hopefully, you enjoyed your holiday by a pool. Or, at least getting some sun. You're a solopreneur trying to build a business. You don't have time to read everything. After you read this newsletter, you should be objectively smarter. Equipped with at least one nugget of information that will save you time, save you money, or help you avoid mistakes on your learning journey. With that in mind... If you're going to read...