Posts bychrisrempel

Harnessing the Tempest

Last month, as we witnessed the world confront its first global black swan event in generations, we looked at rational actions to take in the midst of near-total uncertainty. At the time, while there were certainly some opportunities emerging already, focusing on shoring up cash and taking steps to simply stay in the game seemed like the smartest immediate
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How to Land a Swan Dive

A few months ago, a small creature – perhaps a bat or a pangolin – was placed in a cage, ready to be sold in the market district of an obscure Chinese city most of us never even knew existed. The random vendor who loaded up his various creatures for the day had probably been doing the exact same
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Million-Dollar Blindspots

We can learn a lot from the things we regret doing (or not doing). Speaking for myself, it’s a long list. A few standouts include… Not investing in Bitcoin, because it seemed like too much of a hassle. I actually took the initial steps to plunk down a few grand back when BTC was less than
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How to Succeed In Spite of Feeling Like an Idiot

Once a month, I go to private boardroom meeting with a small group of other tech founders. It takes place in a small, nondescript conference room at a swanky hotel.  The details of who’s there and what we talk about is completely confidential. A couple of the guys are “household names” in the tech space – and their companies
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Zag is Officially in Open Beta!

Hi friends! Here’s a quick update about what’s going on in my insane life: It only took about 300 years, but my startup has finally opened its doors! After opening for early access in September, the platform has since undergone substantial upgrades & re-tooling. The biggest of those being: Actual app automation – the apps truly run on
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Meet Zag, The World’s First Growth-Hacking Platform

For the past 2 years, I’ve been quietly conceptualizing & building  my most ambitious project, ever. Of course, this wouldn’t be possible without help from my awesome team, Will & Nadav. (Thanks guys!) It’s called Zag. If you’re bored, you can check out our “teaser” site at Zag.ai Anyway, Zag is an ecosystem of marketing intelligence apps. More specifically,
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The Magic Formula for 10X Growth

Every big company started out as a crappy little side project, a fledgling startup or at the very least – a flawed idea. In general, it faced the same early stage hardships that every new business endures: crickets on launch day, rollercoaster revenue, growing pains, stalled growth, & people problems. But somehow, it managed to break out
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“You Just Need a Good Product…”

Today I’m going to quickly deep-dive on something that’s always fascinated me… Specifically, I’m going to focus on why some of the most notable success stories in entrepreneurship at large directly contradict the age-old ‘better mousetrap’ philosophy… by succeeding wildly in spite of their average, ho-hum products. And no, I’m not just talking about the
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What’s Your “Why”?

As the inaugural post to kick things off with my little digital soapbox, I wanted to put forward an initial challenge, of sorts. But first – 20 seconds of house-cleaning… As some of you may know – I’ve “retired” my brand, and presence in general, in the affiliate marketing space. I’ll soon be closing the
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