Bob Walsh
  • Content Marketing for Startups Time and time again I’ve watched this story play out. A brilliant developer builds software to scratch their own itch, fill the gap, change the world. They toil away nights, weekends, before they go off to their day jobs, every spare minute because their driven to build that software. And then they finish. And the awful […] No responses March 22, 2016
  • A heartening message for a Writer Back in December, I got a message from Dan Kerns, a reader of my 2009 Web Startup Success Guide: Hey Bob, Just want to send a heartfelt thank you for the great masterpiece of The Web Startup Success Guide! I completed the book yesterday, and it has already been a huge value-add in my startup, […] One response March 17, 2016
  • Want an hour more a week? Unsubscribe. You want claw an hour or so back into your control of the 168 you get each week? Every time you get an email with an unsubscribe link, use it. Use it in your email client on your desktop, use it on your phone use it. It’s entirely normal internet behavior to find something or […] No responses March 16, 2016
  • I’d like you to meet your replacement I know it’s always hard on employees when they’re told they’re no longer needed. It’s hard on management too! But we’re running a business here and our investors want to see increased profits, decreased costs, and especially labor costs. So, if you one of our valued employees in retail, food services, logistics, accounting, h.r., facilities […] No responses February 24, 2016
  • Why Accelerators Matter (Albuquerque, New Mexico) – So I’m wrapping up a week-long accelerator program today: our pitch deck has been creatively destroyed over and over, we’ve made our pitch to a room of investors (both Angels and VCs), and in a couple of hours (New Mexico time) we will learn if we placed in the money among […] 2 responses October 30, 2015
  • Quick prototypes and agile startups. I don’t usually mix my day job at TheRightMargin with my various passions here at 47hats, but an experiment I and three other employees are getting ready to launch was just too useful for people here to pass up. As self-funded startup founders (SFSFs?) we tend to code first and ask questions later. I’m a […] One response October 6, 2015
  • Are your customers in enough pain? Let me let you in on a little startup secret: you want your prospective customers in pain. Lots of pain. Really suffering, like if their hands were being held over an open fire and the flames were starting to make their skin blister, blacken and burn. Now, I basically a nice guy and don’t want […] No responses October 1, 2015
  • Rails Composer and Daniel Kehoe – well worth supporting! Well, this Sunday evening was going to be the “official” launch of my brand-new side project, startupsuccessplanner.com. Like every rails app I’ve started in the past 3 years I was going to go start by going over to railsapp.com where Daniel Kehoe has been tirelessly making life immeasurably easier for people like me. Rails tutorials, like […] One response September 27, 2015
  • The Startup Success Podcast is back in business! Well, it’s official with our second “third season” episode: The Startup Success Podcast is back in the business of finding interesting (primarily) self-funded startup founders to talk to, doing our homework so we can interview influential and thought-provoking leaders in the startup world without sounding like idiots and generally having a good time! The startup […] No responses September 24, 2015
  • Losing your Productivity Religion. Short Version: Current Task List Managers regardless of platform are fatally flawed. They churn out one-size-fits-all tasks in a never-ending assembly line from Hell, faster and faster, until the whole edifice comes crashing down on your head. I don’t want to build Yet Another Productivity App (YAPA) – even if that means pouring ten times more […] One response July 26, 2015