Run the Business

Ibrahim Bashir
Build. Ship! Repeat?
Created 25 Apr 2020
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  • Your IC Prime
    21 Sep 2021 • 2 min read • 2 3
    Transitioning to management is one of the more complex transitions you can make in your career, and I’ve been thinking recently about the mindset shift required to pull it off successfully. Actually, ...
  • Resume Revisionism
    18 Sep 2021 • 2 min read
    More and more of my writing is now inspired by readers who send me questions - keep it up! Recent mailbag question: Does the market value of an individual whose startup fails go up or down? Is the com...
  • Writing is Compounding
    27 Aug 2021 • 1 min read • 5 1
    A recently-hired colleague at work shared an insight with me this week that hadn’t dawned on me before: onboarding is 80% self-directed learning and 20% tapping into tribal knowledge. Wouldn’t it be g...
  • Be Nice to Engineering
    16 Aug 2021 • 3 min read • 4 2
    I recently got a note from a former engineering partner asking about “what a good form of collaboration between product and engineering leadership would look like”. Of course I asked about the why beh...
  • Enterprise SaaS Truisms
    27 Jul 2021 • 1 min read • 3 2
    Today’s post is short and sweet; I was thinking about opinions I’ve formed about SaaS offerings the last few years (as a builder, as an advisor, and as a user), and I wanted to share out just to see i...
  • The 5 C's of Why We Cascade
    25 Jul 2021 • < 1 min read • 2 0
    back with a “5 minute Friday” audio edition key concepts I cover in this snippet: context color connectivity cost consequence I’d love to hear from listeners about their experiences with cascades - pl...
  • BHAG Thinking
    26 Jun 2021 • < 1 min read • 1 2
    back with a “5 minute Friday” audio edition key concepts I cover in this snippet: BHAG definition: big hairy audacious goal BHAG purpose: think big, ship small BHAG evaluation: does it bend the curve?...
  • Marketplace Bootstrapping
    18 Jun 2021 • < 1 min read • 1 2
    back with a “5 minute Friday” audio edition key concepts I cover in this snippet: double click into extensibility platforms marketplaces as a special case of extensibility the key constructs in a succ...
  • Platform Plays
    28 May 2021 • < 1 min read • 4 4
    back with a “5 minute Friday” audio edition key concepts I cover in this snippet: the business purpose of any platform play (reach) the 3 platform ility’s (scalability, extensibility, composability) h...
  • Skip Step SaaS
    18 May 2021 • 3 min read • 0 4
    Spending as much time as I do studying / building SaaS products, you tend to see patterns emerge. I’m going to share one today for how to bootstrap a 0 -> 1 SaaS offering in 3 steps. (Yes, I know the ...
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