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Gründerwissen gefällig? 8 lesenswerte Blogs erfolgreicher Online-Unternehmer

Gründerwissen gefällig? 8 lesenswerte Blogs erfolgreicher Online-Unternehmer

Sie haben gegründet, erfolgreich verkauft und manchmal noch erfolgreicher wieder investiert: Internet-Koryphäen wie Steve Blank, Paul Graham oder Fred Wilson geben ihr Wissen kostenlos in an junge Gründer weiter. Wir stellen 10 lesenswerte Beispiele vor.

Gründerwissen gefällig? 8 lesenswerte Blogs erfolgreicher Online-Unternehmer

(Foto: Ryan Carson/Google+)

 1. Steve Blank

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Das ist er

Unternehmer, Investor, Autor, Stanford-Dozent, Vietnam-Veteran. Mitgründer von acht Firmen, Börsengang mit Epiphany. Ehemaliger Berater bei Pixar.

Darüber bloggt er

  • Customer Development
  • Lean Startup
  • Marketing
  • Produktentwicklung

Diese Beispiele liefert er

The first was reducing what they thought was a five-sided market to a simpler two-sided one. But the big payoff came when their discussions with medical device customers revealed an entirely new way to think about pricing —potentially tripling their revenue.

„My Customers don't know what they want!“ – Not a minimal product.

But today most startups are trying to ressegment existing markets or create new markets. How do you diagram that? What if the basis of competition in market creation is really the intersection of multiple existing markets?  Or what if the markets may not exist and you are creating one?

Hier twittert er

2. Paul Graham

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Das ist er

Ziehvater von Y-Combinator, Autor, Programmierer. Gründer der Online-Shop-Plattform Viaweb, erfolgreicher Verkauf an Yahoo im Dotcom-Boom.

Darüber bloggt er

  • Startup-Finanzierung
  • Design Thinking
  • Growth Hacking

Diese Beispiele liefert er

The good news is, plenty of successful startups have passed through near-death experiences and gone on to flourish. You just have to realize in time that you're near death. And if you're in the fatal pinch, you are.

The way to get startup ideas is not to try to think of startup ideas. It's to look for problems, preferably problems you have yourself.

When an investor tells you "I want to invest in you, but I don't lead," translate that in your mind to "No, except yes if you turn out to be a hot deal." And since that's the default opinion of any investor about any startup, they've essentially just told you nothing.

Hier twittert er

3. Ryan Carson

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Das ist er

Gründer und CEO von Treehouse, eine Online-Programmierschule für Studenten. Zuvor zwei erfolgreiche Startup-Exits mit Carsonified und DropSend. Daddy.

Darüber bloggt er

  • Unternehmenskultur
  • Unternehmensführung
  • Startup-Lifestyle

Diese Beispiele liefert er

I think there’s something messed up about the startup culture in the USA. The belief is that you have to work 6-7 days a week and spend all your mental cycles on your company. Nothing but pledging your soul to your startup yields success, right? Not in my experience.

Do your best to ignore TechCrunch and their non-stop acquisition chatter. The media is run by journalists, not entrepreneurs. Companies being bought and sold generates pageviews, but has very little to do with you and what you set out to do with your company.

What if we removed all management and simply empowered everyone to choose what they do every day? We laughed at first and then the conversation turned serious. We had hired talented and motivated people. Did they need managers?

Hier twittert er

4. Mark Suster

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Das ist er

Serial-Entrepreneur, Business Angel und Partner bei UpFront Ventures. Mentor bei TechStars. Gründer der CMS-Plattform Koral, verkauft an Salesforce.

Darüber bloggt er

  • Startup-Finanzierung
  • Recruiting/Leadership
  • Marketing
  • Sales

Diese Beispiele liefert er

I write this because I know how difficult it can be to find a potential investor and to decide with whom you’d like to try to work. […] And make sure when your investor agrees to write you a check you feel like somebody beautiful on the altar – not somebody being married for his or her money.

I have seen many companies raise their first $3 million and still act like a company that has no resources at all. […] In a VC business when you raise capital you need to “level up” and act the round you are. Of course I’m not preaching crazy, irrational spend or having Kid Rock at your next company party. But you do need to find a way to do activities that are more scalable.

Meet your favorite tech entrepreneurs, bloggers, VCs or whoever that will be hanging out and talking to randoms at 3am at a taco stand […]. Save your time, energy & budget for building relationships with people with whom you can follow up later. If you’re trying to launch your company or your next new product you won’t achieve any of these things.

Hier twittert er

5. Seth Godin

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Das ist er

Bestseller-Autor, Spiele-Unternehmer, zeilenwütiger Marketing-Papst. Gründer von Yoyodyne and Squidoo.

Darüber bloggt er

  • Online-Marketing
  • Sales
  • Kreativarbeit

Diese Beispiele liefert er

Someone asked me where I get all my good ideas, explaining that it takes him a month or two to come up with one and I seem to have more than that. I asked him how many bad ideas he has every month. He paused and said, "none." And there, you see, is the problem.

In the long run, to be the cheapest is a refuge for people who don't have the flair to design something worth paying for, who don't have the guts to point to their product and say, "this isn't the cheapest, but it's worth it."

Well, if you've chosen well, after you fail you will be one step closer to succeeding, you will be wiser and stronger and you almost certainly will be more respected by all of those that are afraid to try.

Hier twittert er

6. Fred Wilson

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Das ist er

Musikverliebter Tech-Tycoon, Gründer von Union Square Ventures, investierender Kopf hinter Twitter, Tumblr, Foursquare und Kickstarter.

Darüber bloggt er

  • Startup-Finanzierung
  • Unternehmensführung
  • Digitalwirtschaft

Diese Beispiele liefert er

So whatever you do, don’t let your company become owned too much by investors and not enough by founders and employees. It’s the folks who work at the company that make it tick and if they are not deeply invested in the business, you have a recipe for failure.

Doing a startup is an evolution from DIY to Delegate. And timing the evolution is important. If you haven’t done it before, ask people who have for advice on this. Allocating your time (your most precious resource) is critical to the success of your business.

Most new consumer internet startups need to build for iOS, Android, and web at the same time. it is making the startup more expensive and time consuming. distribution is much harder on mobile than web and we see a lot of mobile first startups getting stuck in the transition from successful product to large user base. Strong product market fit is no longer enough to get to a large user base. you need to master the "download app, use app, keep using app, put it on your home screen" flow and that is a hard one to master.

Hier twittert er

7. Chris Dixon

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Das ist er

General Partner bei Andreessen Horowitz, als Angel bei Stripe, Pinterest und Warby Parker investiert. Zuvor Mitgründer bei Hunch (von eBay gekauft) und SiteAdvisor (von McAfee gekauft), Programmierer aus Leidenschaft.

Darüber bloggt er

  • Sales/Marketing
  • Produktstrategien
  • Startup-Finanzierung

Diese Beispiele liefert er

Many singles bars have “ladies’ night” where women are offered price discounts. Singles bars do this for women but not for men because bars are what economists call two-sided markets – platforms that have two distinct user groups and that get more valuable to each group the more the other group joins the platform – and women are apparently harder to attract to singles bars than men.

Entrepreneurs should always ask themselves “why will I succeed where others failed?” If the answer is simply “I’m doing it right” or “I’m smarter,” you are probably underestimating your antecedents. […] Instead your answer should include an explanation about why the timing is right.

This is what I call the nightclub effect*. You think your date isn’t that attractive until you bring him/her to a nightclub and everyone in the club hits on him/her. Consequently, you now think your date is really attractive.

Hier twittert er

8. Brad Feld

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Das ist er

Marathonläufer, Gründer von TechStars, Venture-Kapitalist bei Foundry Group, investiert in Startups wie MakerBot, Zynga und FitBit. Hawaii-Hemden-Träger.

Darüber bloggt er

  • Unternehmensführung
  • Produktivität
  • Startup-Finanzierung

Diese Beispiele liefert er

With Mattermark, I remember the moment clearly – I was at The Kitchen in Boulder with the founders and my partner Seth. I had just put a garlic french fry in my mouth and looked over at Seth. He looked at me and gave me that “yeah – we should do this” look. And that was it.

My approach to competition is to “obsess about their products while completely ignoring the company.” If you can identify competitors, use their products, if only to have that knowledge when the moment comes that you have the conversation about how you are going to change the game.

I developed a simple mantra: “The only person I have to cheat is myself.” […] The phrase embodies three ideas: That your goals are important to you, you’ll disappoint yourself if you don’t focus on achieving them, and you can’t escape responsibility by expecting someone else to step in.

Hier twittert er

Du willst noch mehr Lesestoff? Stöbere doch mal in unserem Artikel: „Schon gebookmarked? 50 Websites für Gründer und Entrepreneure

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3 Antworten
  1. von Sven Bergmann am 21.02.2015 (22:04 Uhr)

    Haben wir hier in Deutschland keine lesenswerten Blogs von erfolgreichen Online-Unternehmern, oder was?

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  2. von Christian am 22.02.2015 (08:48 Uhr)

    Sehr coole Liste. Danke.

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  3. von Maike am 23.02.2015 (16:25 Uhr)

    Ich finde die Blogs sehr hilfreich und freue mich immer sehr über neue Informationen. Wirklich eine super tolle Auflistung. Lese diese nun jeden Morgen auf dem Weg ins Büro.

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