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?


jm3 (John Manoogian III)

July 25, 2013


  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