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Archive for April 2014

Leaving Amazon and my first day as an entrepreneur

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Friday was my last day at Amazon after spending 3 awesome years building ad platform products and AWS’s Big Data business…

…and today I started my new gig as CEO and cofounder of a SaaS startup based in New York City.

We’re tackling an area I’m passionate about (Talent Acquisition) using business models and tech I’m intimately familiar with (Cloud).

I’m excited about this new journey – and the opportunities, challenges, and learning experiences that come with being an entrepreneur.

Thanks to everyone who has provided advice, mentorship, introductions, and kind words over the last several months – it’s a long list. It means a lot to me and I will pay it forward (and back) whenever and wherever I can.

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Written by John Gannon

April 28, 2014 at 4:17 am

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Being too lean kills

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I talk to a lot of entrepreneurs who think that some of these (ed. SaaS analytics) apps are too expensive.

They say things like “when we get big enough, we’ll pay for it.”

We wouldn’t have gotten big enough without paying for it. These apps have paid for themselves many times over.

via Lessons Learned Growing our Startup to $50,000 in Monthly Revenue.

 

Written by John Gannon

April 27, 2014 at 7:32 pm

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I’m doing an ask-me-anything style interview on Yabbly

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I’m doing an ask-me-anything style Q&A on Yabbly.com. You can check it out (and participate) at this link.

Written by John Gannon

April 22, 2014 at 1:46 pm

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Controlled Baseball

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The secret is being able to play this way when you need to, but being brave enough to leap when it’s least expected. Just like your career.

via Seth’s Blog: Kanri Yakyu.

Written by John Gannon

April 7, 2014 at 11:44 am

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