I ❤️ Saturday Snippets - 13 Nov 2021
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I ❤️ Saturday Snippets - 13 Nov 2021

What's packed in this week's post? Why should startups consider building in public? What is the best way to capture your ideas, thoughts and tasks? Few interesting articles I read this week

Benjemen Elengovan
Benjemen Elengovan

I hope you're doing well.

What's packed in this week's post

👍 Why startups should consider building in public

🧠  What is the best way to capture your ideas, thoughts and tasks

🎙  Founders Lane Episode 1 is ready

🍩  Few interesting articles I read this week


Building in public

This jargon exactly means what it says - Building in public

Startups can choose to build their products or services in public and allow the community to see what's happening behind the curtains from the very start. At MyGigsters, we employed the same method to build a platform for gig workers backed by the community.

“Together, we create!” on brick wall
Photo by "My Life Through A Lens" / Unsplash

This process brings greater transparency and authenticity to our community and allows us to share our vision, value and purpose as a team. In addition to this, we also get instant and high-quality access to feedback and validation that amplifies community-driven product development.

Related article - Building in Public: How tech companies Master-Product Market Fit

Earlier this week, I was talking to a B2C startup about this. I strongly recommended the company look at building the community and showcasing the journey of the startup and its mission to the audience directly.

Wouldn't my competitor learn about us, our product and potentially our secret sauce? - asked the founder

Answer: Yes, the opportunity here is more than the potential risk

Building your product or service in public allows you to create this fantastic relationship with your community and acquire early adopters and champions.

How to get your first 100 users
This post will lay out the steps I took at MyGigsters to attract our first 100 early users in less than four weeks.

Your biggest competitive advantage will be your 'Community' and 'Brand value'.

A great article on How to guide - on building in public


🧠  The best way to capture your ideas, thoughts and tasks

Like I mentioned last week, Benji 3.0 is coming soon. As part of this, I have summarised my system of capturing ideas, thoughts, tasks and notes for both personal and business.

What is the best way to capture ideas, tasks, thoughts and more
Read about the awesome tools I use to capture your thoughts, ideas, notes both in personal and startup. A great way to kick start and improve your productivity.

I was personally surprised and delighted when I received appreciation 🤩👇 from  Michael Batko, CEO of Startmate and PuddlePod.


🎙  Founders Lane Episode 1 is ready

Yes, the first episode of Founders Lane is ready, and I had the honour to interview Domenic Saporito.

I built 20+ startups - Dom Saporito on Founders Lane
In this episode, Dom shares his entrepreneurial journey, his decision, and the people he met. He has got some exceptional value bombs in the interview - A must-listen for early-stage founders across the globe.

Please share your feedback, suggestions and comments on Founders Lane 👍🏻
What would you like to hear?


🍩  Few interesting articles I read this week

Article #1 - Do Less: Anti-Productivity Is the New Productivity

I came across this interesting article, and it provided a different spin on productivity and the underlying mindset. I hope you find it interesting too

Article #2 - What is web 3.0?
A good article about Web 3.0 and what it is all about.


Quote I'm pondering about

Last week was the most prominent week for me. I received something that I had been waiting for the seven years. I will update you all about it soon.

But I came across this poem from Invictus from William Ernest Henley

Out of the night that covers me,
     Black as the pit from pole to pole,
I thank whatever gods maybe
     For my unconquerable soul.

In the fell clutch of circumstance
     I have not winced nor cried aloud.
Under the bludgeonings of chance
     My head is bloody but unbowed.

Beyond this place of wrath and tears
     Looms but the Horror of the shade,
And yet the menace of the years
     Finds and shall find me unafraid.

It matters not how strait the gate,
     How charged with punishments the scroll,
I am the master of my fate,
     I am the captain of my soul.

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Benjemen Elengovan

Startup Addict | Founder & CEO of MyGigsters | Tech Enthusiast | ClubHouse @benjemen and Podcast Host