Results Junkies - Growth vs Distractions

Happy Friday!

Last week's email might have struck a nerve: a number of readers didn't agree with my assertion that youโ€™re fighting a war for the attention of the people that are not yet your customers.

But let me explain...

Have an idea in your head? Cool... but, if no one knows about it, that idea isn't getting off the ground. It doesn't matter if you have a prototype yet.

Have an existing business? Good for you... but, if you're not growing the top of your funnel, your churn will eventually catch up to you.

I get it it: it feels more productive to build that new feature or try to squeeze another $1 of profit. Those things are, at some point, important.

But, if you've followed my efforts for any amount of time, I'm going to take a wild guess that you're thinking about growth. So... go do growth things, yo. ๐Ÿ’ซ

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New episode: Fund Returns Money To LPs And Apple Forced Into AI Shareholder Vote

2023 was a tough year for everyone on the venture side of things -- both investors and startups. Now we're starting to see the first signs of funds shutting down and returning capital to LPs. ๐Ÿ˜ฌ

Grab it on Apple Podcasts, Spotify Podcasts or Google Podcasts -- and let me know what you think! ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿผ

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Can I speak at an event in your city?

I'll be in Sioux Falls, SD (Feb 15-16) and Lubbock, TX (Apr 3-4) -- more details on those events soon.

If there's something related to entrepreneurship, venture capital or healthcare happening in your neck of the woods, count me in! Hit reply and let's get the dates on the calendar ASAP. ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿผ

Bonus: if there's a good donut place in town, I bet I can pull at least one other angel along too.

Hit reply and let's talk!

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Thatโ€™s it for now, wishing you all the best for 2024!

-P



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