Disqus. I have been using Disqus for 5 years, so that’s a running average of 5.5 comments per day, but it’s a bit more in reality because I became progressively more active in the past 3 years. I’m not really counting. It’s an online lifestyle choice. Commenting is rewarding when you’re part of a community, because of the people interactions and intellectual stimulation that follows. It’s like talking to strangers and friends at the same time, and making new friends and connections. And it has been rewarding to me, many times over.
Category: Business Model
The advertising model is interesting to follow because several startups are banking on it. As part of my promise to cover business models, I’m going to dive into advertising. Although the label “advertising” conjures a single moniker of representation, there are several nuances to its making. It’s not as simple as that. Just look at the Display Lumascape.
I’ve been trying to understand why some startups leap through success once product/market fit is achieved, while others don’t. I don’t have a full answer yet, but some signals are emerging. A common pattern seems to boil down around the founder’s mistake of staying too close to the product and users, instead of starting to get closer to the business model. That’s the “product/market fit’s dilemma“, when it is not accompanied by a business model realization.
There is a difference between success and growth. It used to be that growth was the result of success, but now, – companies are equating growth with success, and by doing so, they are taking risks in delaying the realization of their business model,- arguably the most important part of success. The reality of the Growth-Success conundrum is that growth is half the success. The other half is really revenue.