matt ackerson

10 Principles for Creating a Product People Actually Want to Buy

by / ⠀Entrepreneurship Startup Advice / June 5, 2013

At the end of last month I turned 26. Although I’ve been building websites from a young age, my entrepreneurial career didn’t officially start until I was a college student at the age of 19. From that time until now, I’ve started 3 companies, created and sold 6 different products, generating about $250,000 worth of sales (I don’t think that’s a very impressive number, but it’s something; it…

Is Your Work Ethic Killing You?

by / ⠀Startup Advice / August 27, 2009

Work less on your start-up by building an engine: The lesson of the car & the rocket There once was an entrepreneur named name Lisa. While she was still young, she promised herself that she would work hard to commercialize something as important and world-changing as the automobile. Lisa thought and planned and tinkered for a very long time. Eventually she decided her company would commercialize the revolutionary,…

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