Jeroen Sakkers

13 Flips | 3 Magazines | 3 Following | @sakkers | From Amsterdam (1987). Making life easier for entrepreneurs via Victor Mundi. Also initiator of ZZP Barometer and Thuisbieden.nl.

When Should A Website Launch As Invite-Only?

I am involved as a co-founder in more than one company. At one, I’m helping to build a new social networking website. Here’s a question for fellow entrepreneurs: Should we launch the site as invitation only? This is not a theoretical question. It is a real decision my partner and I need to make …

Why Some Videos Go Viral: 6 Reasons | Inc.com

The basic elements of highly successful online videos are really just fundamental principles of human interaction, and you can apply to nearly any form of communication (especially marketing).<p>While there's no way to guarantee that anything will "go viral," studying and applying those basic elements …

Marketing

Facebook

When Yahoo! paid 17-year-old Nick D’Aloisio $30 million for news summary app Summly, one of our Wamda contributors wrote us, “I’m looking forward to …

Want to be a world-class growth hacker? Then get out of the building!

I’ve spent the last two years learning everything I can about “growth hacking.” I co-run the Growth Hackers Conference with Erin Turner, led efforts to build Udemy’s user base, and consulted/advised companies like Lyft, Wedding Party, TenderTree and Sokikom. Over that time, I’ve worked with some …

How We Scaled Pinterest From Zero Users To A $2 Billion Valuation

Pinterest is a site for collecting and sharing photos of interesting objects around the web.<p>In a little over three years, Pinterest has grown from zero page views a day to billions per month. The most recent tally: 3.4 billion monthly page views from its 25 million members worldwide.<p>Today, …

Top 10 Computer Tricks Every Geek Should Know

We’ve talked before about the things every computer user should know how to do, but we geeks are special: we want to go above and beyond, to explore …

How to Never Miss a Deal with IFTTT

If This Then That is one of our favorite automation services because it can do almost anything you tell it to. One of the things you can do is set up …

Apps

14 Simple Ways to Get Considerably More Done | Inc.com

In the spirit of the topic, let's get right to it:<p><b>1. Eliminate one ego commitment.</b><p>We all do things that have more to do with ego than results.<p>Maybe you serve on a committee because you like how it looks on your CV. Maybe you teach at a local college because you like the words "adjunct professor."<p>Or …

Productivity

The Entrepreneurs Handbook: 52 Essential Resources for Startups

The thought of launching a Startup is incredibly intimidating with most failing to survive their first few years, it can often result in an …

The Way I Work: David Karp of Tumblr | Inc.com

<i>In 2007, when others his age were studying for midterms and living on dorm food, David Karp was busy launching Tumblr, an easy-to-use blogging platform that now hosts 17.5 million blogs and receives about 1.5 billion page views per week. The company has also attracted some $40 million in venture</i> …

Top Gear

10 Ways You Can Use Twitter Lists

<i>Sarah Evans is a public relations and new media consultant and speaker at Sevans Strategy. She also authors a PR and social media blog and is the</i> …