How to Gather 100,000 Emails in One Week (Includes Successful Templates, Code, Everything You Need)

How to Gather 100,000 Emails in One Week (Includes Successful Templates, Code, Everything You Need)

This story is about the launch of Harry’s, a new men’s grooming brand. Specifically, it will explain how they gathered nearly 100,000 email addresses in one week (!).  This post includes all the email templates, open-source code, and insider tricks that you can use to replicate their success.  It’s similar in depth to my previous how-to post, …

Preventing Burnout: A Cautionary Tale

Preventing Burnout: A Cautionary Tale

Charlie Hoehn first reached out to me in 2008 through Ramit Sethi. Shortly thereafter, I hired him as a part-time intern. Eventually, he became a full-time employee. For three years, we worked together on a number of projects, most notably the The 4-Hour Body and the Opening the Kimono event. Charlie’s responsibilities ranged from “professional” tasks (planning VIP parties, …

How to Dominate Any Tradeshow, and Why Even Solo Entrepreneurs Should Try

How to Dominate Any Tradeshow, and Why Even Solo Entrepreneurs Should Try

Lance Kalish and Ido Leffler of Yes To Carrots Intro by Tim How do you build a multi-million dollar global business? Well, you might start by visiting Israel and negotiating the rights to an unknown brand (Yes To Carrots)…found in 16 stores. Then, you might use cold calling artistry and Jedi mind tricks to get …

You'd Like to Be an Angel Investor? Here's How You Can Invest In My Deals…

You'd Like to Be an Angel Investor? Here's How You Can Invest In My Deals…

Most deals get done in informal settings. Now, I’m inviting you to join me. (Photo: Russell Yip)   Please note that my syndicate investing in Shyp has now closed. You can still back me on AngelList to gain priority access to future deals. More updates will be posted here later in the round.   On September 23, 2013 …

How to Get National Press With No Budget (Plus: One Year of Mentorship from Alexis Ohanian)

How to Get National Press With No Budget (Plus: One Year of Mentorship from Alexis Ohanian)

Preface from Tim This is the second post by Alexis Ohanian for Entrepreneurship Week on this blog. Here is the first post, which covers his founding of reddit, which he later sold for millions of dollars. This post covers a critical topic: how to get massive attention for your company from national media. How do …

From Dot-Com Zero to Hero: One Man's Story

From Dot-Com Zero to Hero: One Man's Story

“Yes, I’d like to upgrade my dad’s season tickets. Oh, front row, fifty-yard line, please–the best you have.” —Alexis Ohanian, approximately three minutes after he sold reddit Preface by Tim I first met Alexis Ohanian through education non-profit Donorschoose.org, as we both sit on their advisory board. Years later, he still impresses the hell out …

How Risk-Averse Entrepreneurs Succeed: Low-Cost Testing Using Reddit, PayPal, In-Person Pressure, and More

Entrepreneurs are risk-takers… or so the story goes. In my experience, nothing could be further from the truth. Over the last 13 years in Silicon Valley, I’ve found that the homerun hitters are precisely the opposite: risk-averse. They mitigate downside whenever possible with low-cost and short-term testing. They’re often extremely ambitious and aggressive (e.g. Travis …

Spearhead Capital: Looking for *ONE* Fast-Growing Start-Up to Take Mainstream

Spearhead Capital: Looking for *ONE* Fast-Growing Start-Up to Take Mainstream

(Photo: Andrew Atkinson) ### PLEASE NOTE THAT THIS DEADLINE HAS PASSED. SHYP WAS THE WINNER. THANKS! ### I am looking for one great company to put my name, brand, and entire network behind. Usually, I do this through advising, and my start-ups include Uber, Evernote, Automattic (WordPress.com), and Shopify, among others. I’ve been with some …