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Pound Takes » 2009» June
Ideas on Engineering Breakthrough Applications

Archive for June, 2009

Launch Strategy: The First 1,000 Customers

Today kicks off a new series we’ll be writing over the next several weeks on acquiring your first 1,000 customers, and why it is the most important thing to be focused on. Of course, this writing is targeted at products and businesses who have yet to reach this milestone, as businesses who are post-1,000 should be focused on scaling and optimizing your business.

Why write about landing the first 1,000 customers? Because we believe it’s the most crucial first milestone in building a breakthrough business and reaching this milestone comes with significant benefits that speed up growth.
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Find Breakthrough Success Through Optimization

This post is about making constant and focused improvements on your product or business until you reach breakthrough success. Much like the storied tipping point, any wildly successful business or product optimizes continuously - sometimes in oblivion - until they find product/market fit.

Net Flix, Amazon and Facebook all found their breakthroughs over time. Their successes weren’t obvious bets going in, and I can guarantee you that there were many mistakes and trials that ended in various levels of failure along the way. How do companies and product teams stay focused and encouraged enough to grow their ideas into breakthroughs? The answer is some variation of focused trial-and-error; though it could be referred to as the feedback loop, profile before optimization, or a million other industry-specific terms.
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