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Essays

The Unbundling of WordPress: How no-code is eating WordPress' breakfast, lunch, and dinner

WordPress is flawed by design. It is too complex for simple people with simple needs. By contrast, the no-code builders set you up in an environment where failure is impossible by design. They are to WordPress what Mac is to PC.

Posted by Stéphane Nasser | Nov 24, 2020

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Introducing OpenDeck: 1,200+ startup slides sorted by category

Over the past 7 years, I have been many times in a position to (help) build pitch decks for early-stage startups. Because I suck at designing slides, I started to steal inspiration from famous pitch decks.

Posted by Stéphane Nasser | Oct 06, 2020

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Playbooks

How to assess an early-stage startup

This is my homemade methodology to assess early-stage startups. It's a simple but thorough checklist that prospective founders, investors, and employees can go through before committing their time or money.

Posted by Stéphane Nasser | Jul 06, 2020

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Playbooks

How to build a startup pitch deck

This playbook is my home-made, battle-tested process to prepare the structure, content, and design of a typical early-stage startup pitch deck. These 2 hours of prep work will save you 10x more time down the road, I promise.

Posted by Stéphane Nasser | Jun 03, 2020

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Reviews

Pitch deck for startups - 8 templates compared

It's really hard to find a good template to build your startup pitch deck. Most of what you find online - both free and paid - sucks. Either the slides are ugly, or the deck is poorly structured, or both.

Posted by Stéphane Nasser | May 02, 2020

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Startup financial models - 12 templates compared for SaaS

Need a financial model for your startup? Fear not. I have extensively compared the top 12 templates, free and paid, so you don't have to do it.

Posted by Stéphane Nasser | Apr 20, 2020

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Roadmap to a SaaS IPO: how to unicorn your way to $100M revenue

Uncover the perfect metrics to a SaaS IPO roadmap - timeframe, growth rate, EBITDA, funding, exit milestones, sales, and headcount.

Posted by Stéphane Nasser | Sep 17, 2018

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Amazon, Walmart and the crumbs - A new world order in retail

While Amazon and Walmart are redefining the shape of retail, what are other players doing? Learn about the strategies and approaches to exist in that new world order.

Posted by Stéphane Nasser | Aug 27, 2018

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How corporate arrogance kills large organizations

Corporate innovation is difficult. We all get that. However, you cannot always hide behind the company’s process to excuse one more disruption. Sometimes, leadership just screws up. The 4 cases presented in this article — Kodak, Blackberry, Microsoft

Posted by Stéphane Nasser | May 07, 2018