Anthony Eden – DNSimple – MicroConf Europe 2015 Talk Recap

The MicroConf Europe 2015 Talk Recaps can be found on the central “hub” page.

Website: dnsimple.com
Twitter: @aeden
Slides:

 

Talk Recap

  • 7 figure revenue
  • looks successful from the outside, but
    • conflict with brother/co-founder –> no longer speaking to each other
    • father passed away
    • 7 hour DDoS

lessons learned from going through the lows

  • don’t make decisions when you are upset
    • it leads to really bad decisions
    • wait a few days/weeks before making decisions
  • get a second, third, fourth opinion
    • from people you can trust
    • join a mastermind group
      • people learn about your business and can give good feedback
  • look at all the options
    • avoid tunnel vision
  • when things go awry, stay the course
    • things aren’t as bad as you think they are
    • you’re probably doing really well if you’re selling stuff online and talking to customers
    • you’ll weather the storm – not going to be the end of the world
  • Every successful business has failures on a daily basis
    • a great business is great at adapting to change and failures
    • it’s not all unicorn, roses and rainbows

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About Christoph

Christoph lives in Munich, Germany and is bootstrapping his own SaaS application as a part-time entrepreneur.

He likes to write on this blog about anything of relevance to single-founder bootstrapped software startups.

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