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INFLECTION News - Issue #6: The Blueprint & How To Ask For An Intro

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INFLECTION News - Issue #6: The Blueprint & How To Ask For An Intro
By Frank Denbow • Issue #6 • View online
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INFLECTION Updates
We are introducing another new column to the INFLECTION blog called The Blueprint: tactical advice on how to build a company from people who have done it. Our first entry is with Adam Schwartz of TeePublic, the e-commerce marketplace for independent artists that sold to RedBubble for $57mm without venture funding. Learn the 6 major inflection points of their journey with How TeePublic Built A Profitable Business That Sold For $57 million.
Adam Schartz of TeePublic is full of wisdom
Adam Schartz of TeePublic is full of wisdom
News & Commentary
Ryan Hoover on Product Hunt's Acquisition and Lessons Learned About Launches with Dalton Caldwell
A woman who studied 600 millionaires discovered where you choose to live has 2 effects on your ability to build wealth
Top Tweets
Who wants to tell him?
Niko Bonatsos
If your competitor can copy everything you release and can completely outspend you on paid customer acquisition, what would you do?
Keep trying:
Vlad Magdalin
My @webflow journey:

πŸ’‘ 2004– idea
1️⃣ 2005– 1st try, failed
πŸ’‘ 2006– married
2️⃣ 2007– 2nd try, failed
3️⃣ 2008– 3rd try, failed
πŸ‘Ά 2009– kid #1
πŸ‘¨πŸΌβ€πŸ’» 2010– day job
πŸ‘Ά 2011– kid #2
4️⃣ 2012– 4th try, YC says no
πŸŽ‰ 2013– YC says yes, funded
πŸ“ˆ 2014– hard work begins

tldr: keep trying!
The best advice seems simple:
Carlos Gil
How to grow your industry influence:

- Optimize profiles with keywords
- Have a professional headshot
- Complete summary/profile sections
- Blog on @Medium + @LinkedIn
- Teach on @YouTube
- Contribute to industry groups on @Facebook
- Engage within conference hashtags
Tactical Guides
How Timeboxing Works and Why It Will Make You More Productive
A Tactical Guide to Asking for an Introduction – Essential Capital – Medium
Opportunities
Michael Karnjanaprakorn
Looking for 9 co-founders
@withotis. Ownership + speed paired w/ meaningful equity.

Team: Me (former CEO of Skillshare), employee #9 at Commonbond who helped originate $1.5B and former lead architect at Venmo.

Roles: https://t.co/ydvJtfobDP

Culture: https://t.co/nwwlozcOhp
YC 120 – Y Combinator
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Frank Denbow

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