“Kites rise highest against the wind, not with it.” – Winston Churchill

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GOOD READS

In China’s Hinterlands, Workers Mine Bitcoin for a Digital Fortune
nytimes.com

Scaling Teachable: Our Journey to $500k+ in MRR
medium.com

TECH NEWS

Alphabet considers Lyft investment of about $1B (they invested in Uber via GV)
bloomberg.com

Infostellar raises $7.3M for its ‘Airbnb for satellite antenna’ rental services
techcrunch.com

Nestlé acquires a majority stake in Blue Bottle Coffee at a valuation north of $700M
techcrunch.com

Facebook Messenger Day hits 70M daily users
techcrunch.com

COMMUNITY NEWS

My buddy Mike is hosting an event connecting e-commerce sellers and suppliers in Shenzhen, China on 27th October. Use promo code fg531s1 to access 20% off.
globalfromasia.com

From SnipCart: How to wisely choose, keep and refactor your startup’s tech stack
snipcart.com

Doist is hiring for multiple remote positions
doist.com

STRATEGY

How Wes Bos Teaches 100,000 Programmers as a One-Man Operation
indiehackers.com

8 Great Tools For Sending Outreach Emails
kintu.co

Why Must You Pay Sales People Commissions?
a16z.com

What every software engineer should know about search
medium.com

INTERESTING

In design, everything has been done before
medium.com

Why Sweden is close to becoming a cashless economy
bbc.com

Buying a Dining or Kitchen Table for Under $1,000
thesweethome.com

OUTSIDE THE GRID

I’m super stoked to announce that I’m writing a new book! It’s called Product300 and covers everything I have learned making 6 figures building and marketing high-end digital products over the past couple of years.

While it is aimed at those just getting started, the sales/marketing chapters will have heaps of advice for those who already have a product – whether that’s a digital product, SaaS, or a service. I hope you’ll check it out.