top of page

Best of 2022

In case you missed an article or twenty, here are the most-read ones of 2022.

A Final Note from UrbanLeap - The most popular, and personal, article of 2022.

Every Startup is a Little Bit Broken - Every startup in existence is broken in multiple ways. Anyone who tells you otherwise about their startup is either delusional, lying, or both.

A New Way to Think About Product-Market Fit - The most popular article from 2021 is still giving a fight.

When Customers Don’t Get It - The shortest summary you will find of the wonderful positioning book Obviously Awesome by April Dunford.

Resisting The Shiny Object Syndrome - The symptoms, the disease, and the cure.

Designing Ultra Fast Engineering Teams - A startup can either fail or ship ultra fast. Here’s how to do the latter.

The Change That Changed Everything - How a single change supercharged product adoption among our government customers.

Unleash Your Gratitude - My wife always tells me “if you think something nice about someone, just say it.”

Why The Best Product Managers Delay Their Intuition - A holiday gift from Daniel Kahneman to all decision-makers out there.

Hire for Hunger - What is hunger, why you can’t settle for it, and how to hire for it systematically?

Master Pianists and 10x Engineers - Most engineers don’t like to hear this.

Source of Truth - A few books that changed me.

Missing the Forest for the Code - The transformation of good engineers into code monkeys.

Raise Your Head Before You’re Dead - A leader’s job is to stop being busy, listen more, and avoid the cliff ahead.

The Bizarre World of Startup Ideas - Stuff that most people get mostly wrong about startup ideas, brought to you in a bizarre Q&A format.

Work-Life Imbalance - Work-life balance is incompatible with startups. But you don’t need it to be happy.

Better by Default - Good defaults are a good way to do the right thing most of the time. These are my favorite ones.

Feel-Good Traps - A feel-good trap is a meaningless and even harmful statement disguised as a positive one.

Endure or Quit? That is the Question - The most decisive entrepreneurial question, and the answer…

Extreme Bootstrap and Extreme VC - Why most startups are extremely problematic.

Debugging Product-Market Fit - Can’t find PMF? Identify why and get unstuck.

Shaping Past Memories - A little trick to improve the memory of your entire life.

Never Lose Momentum - If you optimize for one thing, let it be momentum.

Killer Startup Instincts - The one article I would send to my past self.

You can find all my other articles and subscribe to future ones here.

Thank you for reading and see you in 2023!


bottom of page