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Pierce Masuhara
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  • Pierce Masuhara asked a question for John O'Nolan 2 months ago
    How do you expect blogging to change with the growing popularity of video and native content on social media platforms?
    John O'Nolan
    – Founder & CEO at Ghost
    I think the answer is contained in the question ;)
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  • Pierce Masuhara asked a question for John O'Nolan 2 months ago
    What was one of the biggest challenges faced when building the Ghost Pro platform?
    John O'Nolan
    – Founder & CEO at Ghost
    Too many to mention, both technical and philosophical - but the biggest by far was focusing on scale. Initially we tried to make the Pro platform support as many customers as possible at a low price point - in order to make our software available to as many people as possible. In practice this resulted in nothing but pain. Over time, we’ve raised prices again and again, and now try to focus on serving fewer people, better, at a much higher price point. Build the software for “everyone” - build the platform for a specific subset of users. Try to keep those two goals separate.
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  • Pierce Masuhara asked a question for John O'Nolan 2 months ago
    What's a key piece of advice you'd give an entrepreneur looking to launch an open source software company?
    John O'Nolan
    – Founder & CEO at Ghost
    Know what you’re getting into, and define your business model up front. Too many people dive into OSS thinking that it will all just figure itself out - people will voluntarily contribute, and a revenue model will automatically appear over time. Neither of those are true. Building an open source business in 2017 is the same as building any other business, but even harder.
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  • Pierce Masuhara asked a question for Larry Lau 2 months ago
    Does my company really need a blog for social media marketing?
    Larry Lau
    – Tech Entrepreneur & Investor | Eighty8 Ventures
    The short answer is yes, however, your blog may look very different depending what your customer looks like. There is no one size fits all solution but typically for consumers, a blog is geared towards more frequent content that fits a category (ie. recipes, exercises, etc) whereas a blog to target businesses are likely more diverse to cover the different angles for the subject matter expertise.
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  • Pierce Masuhara asked a question for Gary Manning 2 months ago
    What’s a common mistake people make when it comes to digital marketing?
    Gary Manning
    – Co-founder at Diply
    Believing strategies that do not align with advertiser value will result in long-term success.
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  • Pierce Masuhara asked a question for Gary Manning 2 months ago
    What would you consider to be a vital component to a startup’s growth (virality or finding dedicated users)?
    Gary Manning
    – Co-founder at Diply
    Ultimately you need both, but your first move will depend on your funding model.
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  • Pierce Masuhara asked a question for Udara Jay on Startup 2 months ago
    What was your primary motivation for starting Alcamy?
    Udara Jay
    – Founder and Creator at Alcamy
    We wanted to create a space where self-learners can thrive by sharing and discussing the best resources to learn different things. Alcamy is a platform built around an active community of like-minded learners who not only make learning easier but also more sustainable and engaging.

    Self-learning will play a large role in every one of our future careers, and we're building towards the most open platform for people to do it with!
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