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Joel Gascoigne
Co-founder & CEO of : powerful social media management for small businesses. Finding my own path for business and life. Traveler, climber, surfer.
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Joel Gascoigne 4m
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"Did I Make a Mistake Selling My Social-Media Darling to Yahoo?"
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Joel Gascoigne 5m
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"I am frustrated about what happened with Delicious at Yahoo. Yahoo Answers ended up being this huge thing, and the engineering team was doing both, and they ended up de-staffing Delicious in favor of Yahoo Answers. Delicious had, like, one engineer."
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Joel Gascoigne 5m
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"I don’t regret selling to Yahoo. But I do wanna know where it could have gone if I hadn’t sold at that point. Could it have been Pinterest or Facebook? Probably not Facebook. But clearly, the urge to collect is a broader thing than I satisfied with my product."
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Joel Gascoigne 5m
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"Do you take building a product and being vibrant and known and trade that for cash? It may be the intellectually correct thing to do, to ensure your financial stability going onward, but it’s not emotionally rewarding in the same way."
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Joel Gascoigne 5m
"I think a lot of time that selling is not the victory it seems. It takes away all of your forward momentum." - on selling Delicious to Yahoo
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Joel Gascoigne 2h
I'm very excited to be putting together two Product Manager job listings right now for Buffer. We've not hired any PMs for years, but have two fun roles we need help with soon. If this is of interest to you, stay tuned! We'll update with them soon.
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Tim O'Reilly Oct 16
We need more "bootstrapped unicorns” to remind entrepreneurs that customer revenue is the best way to raise non-dilutive capital
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Joel Gascoigne Oct 16
Replying to @KateKendall
Totally agree. I'm put off just from the name. I feel like I need to get past it, as there are probably some useful insights.
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Joel Gascoigne Oct 16
"First it was Wistia, followed shortly thereafter by Buffer; both buyouts a sort of declaration of independence that gave both companies back the ability to build their businesses on their own terms." -
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Joel Gascoigne Oct 16
Feel like I've spoken with both of you about this recently. Similar recent reflections from me in Buffer too. We'll meander our way to the right balance over time!
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Tom Redman Oct 15
I wrote a bit on how we scope and develop products at Buffer. Happy to answer any questions it brings up! "Tight constraints force a creative, disciplined and critical approach to product design and development."
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Joel Gascoigne Oct 15
Replying to @KateKendall @buffer
Haha that's fun. I wonder how they pick those. Let me know if I can help with any extra detail - sounds like an awesome talk!
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Tigran Hakobyan Oct 14
If you're working an early product there are a few things I'd suggest you do from the beginning: 1. Build your admin panel + user impersonation 2. Setup activation flow and track the completion rate over time 3. Charge and have a yearly pricing plan available 4. Have patience
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Joel Gascoigne Oct 12
What are the best places today to find remote jobs? If you have open roles, what channels have given you the best results? If you're looking for remote work, which websites or job boards have been most useful?
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Joel Gascoigne Oct 12
I'm also very happy to help / get involved in any useful way!
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Rob Walling Oct 12
I've been noodling on this for months, and today I'm excited to announce a remote startup accelerator for bootstrappers: More background here:
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Joel Gascoigne Oct 12
Replying to @LukePeerFly
Congrats! I'm close to 25% of my life working on Buffer. 😮
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Joel Gascoigne Oct 12
Replying to @AndyGCook @robwalling
Wow, very cool 😀
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Joel Gascoigne Oct 11
5% monthly churn
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Joel Gascoigne Oct 11
Replying to @Shpigford
If it helps, we have 5% churn at $1.5m/mo. It's painful for sure, we want to lower it but this is a continual journey. At 5-6 years, I can highly recommend taking a solid vacation / mini sabbatical. Like, 1-2 months off. I did this a year ago and it did me wonders.
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