Swipe File #3: Free startup ideas

I bumped into a tech issue last week and most of you didn't get Swipe File. I apologize for that. You can read the issue here — lots of good stuff in there.

Keep in mind that the stuff I share here isn't necessarily new, it's just interesting. Plenty of newsletters only share new stuff ... this just seems more valuable to me.

What Has Us Interested at Homebrew...

Looking for startup ideas?

Homebrew, a venture capital group, has a list of ideas they're looking to fund. Pretty cool.

Jeff Bezos: "People who are right a lot change their minds often" via Jason Fried

This post is a few years old but it contains some sage advice from one of the smartest business minds in the world. Right on Jeff.

He’s observed that the smartest people are constantly revising their understanding, reconsidering a problem they thought they’d already solved. They’re open to new points of view, new information, new ideas, contradictions, and challenges to their own way of thinking.

Startup lures clients with its journalism via Caleb Garling

This headline really caught my eye.

This is a great article from SFGate on Priceonomics (a data crawling service with a great blog) that encourages its writers to write about anything — literally anything — as long as it's interesting.

This isn't content marketing ... it's real journalism.

Clickbait Has a New Address via NY Times

I sort of hate this but it's worth looking at. The article is about sites using URLs to get a laugh.

This is why Slack Wins via Willie Tran

A closer look at how Slack is absolutely killing it.

A few cool open jobs

The most logical transition from education to execution

We've just launched a very new thing at Vero. We call it the Idea Lab. Basically, you can browse through email campaign ideas, then actually send the emails with our software. Pretty cool.

To launch it, we published a 10,000-word guide on lifecycle emails. Also pretty cool.



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