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Thank You, Eric Ries

5 Years ago today I started reading a blog called Startup Lessons Learned from some guy named Eric Ries. I was one of about five subscribers when he started talking about an idea called “The Lean Startup“.  I didn’t know it at the time but it was the beginning of a movement that would change […]

Having Open Office Hours is the Best Way to Help People

Summary: Inspired by my friend Joel Gascoigne of Buffer, I recently created Open Office hours to give free advice to any entrepreneur in the world. In addition to meeting great people, learning a lot, and building passionate fans, creating Open Office hours was more productive for everyone. If you’re helping people ad hoc through email, phone calls, or coffee meetings I suggest you give it a try. I’m also starting a new email newsletter to share more lessons about this topic, next issue: The 1-Minute Guide to Creating Open Office Hours with Google Calendar.