Mission Driven Companies Do It Better.

Mission driven companies do it better. They execute better. They scale faster. They grow quicker. In my first company, we were anything but mission driven. And this caused us huge problems. If you had asked 5 people in the company, “What does your company do, exactly?” you would have gotten five very different answers. Each employee, each founder […]

Announcing Marketplace Talks: On-Stage Interviews With The World’s Best Marketplace Entrepreneuers

I’m proud to announce my involvement in Marketplace Talks, the world’s #1 meetup for marketplace startups, entrepreneurs and investors Once a month, I’ll interview a prominent marketplace entrepreneur (or investor) on-stage, in front of an assembled mass of other entrepreneurs, investors and startup people. I’ll do my best to dig into the business model, how it […]

Morality is a Luxury Good

War is an act of violence intended to compel our opponent to fulfill our will.  -Carl Von Clausewitz Morality is a luxury good. War is fundamentally amoral. There is nothing a threatened society won’t do, especially when cornered. The violence of war has no natural limit, no logical upward bound. And in case you thought […]

To Commerce! To Freedom! To the Open Internet!

I sent this letter to the Federal Communication Commission just a few minutes ago. I encourage you to do something similar. Also, feel free to discuss this post on Hacker News. From: Matt Mireles Date: Mon, Jul 14, 2014 at 12:25 PM Subject: Save the Open Internet. For Freedom. To: openinternet@fcc.gov Hello, My name is Matt Mireles and […]

Farewell to All That

“Each time you crest the rise in front of you, it just makes it clear the size of the even larger hill that looms beyond it. It goes on for a long time.” -Marc Randolph, Founder/CEO Netflix **** After six years in the saddle as an entrepreneur, I’ve decided to hang up my hat and get […]

Knowing When to Flip.

Magazines take your photo. Venture Capitalists offer to invest over email.  Billionaires smoke weed in your living room. No one doubts you. Like this post? Discuss it on Hacker News.  Your company is hot. You are hot. And it feels awesome. To struggle for months, to dream for years––and then to have the world’s attention. It […]

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