Pivots are Positive: The Remix

Pivots are Positive: The Remix

Most successful startups have pivoted, from Youtube to Paypal to Flickr to Heroku.

So why are so many people afraid of pivots?

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jm3 (John Manoogian III)

July 25, 2013
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  1. 7.

    ? $ $ $how of Hand$ #2 Who here wants

    to build a billion dollar company?
  2. 8.

    STARTUPS ARE A RACE AGAINST BROKE Since most startups who

    succeed undergo pivots, an unhealthy aversion to pivots can reduce your chances.
  3. 10.

    Flickr Heroku Instagram Paypal Twitter Youtube Awe$ome companies pivot chat

    w photos in-browser coding location-based checkins beam money to Palm Pilots podcast directory video dating site
  4. 15.

    We pivoted to an investor free zone Pivoting our company’s

    revenue mechanism from self-serve to full- serve coated us in kryptonite. (luckily, it all worked out in the end ;)
  5. 16.

    A taxonomy of pivot types. 4. customer need 5. zoom

    in / zoom out 6. growth lever 3. revenue model 2. market 1. technology stack
  6. 19.

    • Pivots are positive. Great companies pivot. You can pivot

    anything. Pivot one thing at a time. Get them beating down your door. (Get those iPhones out.) @JM3