David Kadavy

David Kadavy is author of the #18 Amazon best-seller, Design for Hackers

Week of Want: I killed my to-do list, then Google bought my ideas

October 26, 2015

The email seemed as urgent as it was hastily written.

Subject: “IMMEDIATE Action Reqeusted [sic]”

Attached to the email was [redacted], [redacted], and another [redacted]. keep on reading »

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September 08, 2015

“I started a blog, but I never update it.”

“I know I should start a blog, but I haven’t gotten around to it.”

Are these things you find yourself saying? I have just the thing to help you. keep on reading »

4 sucky things about this $19 piece of junk that make it AMAZING for writing

June 23, 2015

Technology has made a lot of things about writing easier. You can save little scraps of information in Evernote, write and edit with ease, and you don’t have to go to the library to do research. keep on reading »

The Behavioral Revolution (not the Information Revolution)

May 04, 2015

I’ve come to a frightening realization. As the little car icon jitters towards my apartment on the map, I discover…

…I’ve once again forgotten how to tie a bow tie. keep on reading »

A/A Testing: How I increased conversions 300% by doing absolutely nothing

February 12, 2015

There are few things wantrepreneurs (all due respect, I’m a recovering wantrepreneur myself) love to talk about more than running A/B tests.

The belief seems to be that if they just keep testing, they will find the answer, and build the business of their dreams.

Most of them are wrong. Many of their businesses would be better off if they didn’t run any A/B tests at all. keep on reading »

The Wantrepreneurial Cycle of Delusion

October 29, 2014

There’s little more exciting than working on your own idea. Time flies by, your brain lights up, and your blood pumps a little bit harder. You feel alive. You’re in a perfect state of “flow.” keep on reading »

Ignore Most Waves

October 14, 2014

Suddenly, I was being pushed with little effort. Ripples of blue-tinted coral were speeding by underneath me, with speckles of sunlight cheering me on. I knew now that I had picked the right wave, and it was ON. keep on reading »

“Will it scale?” is a less important question than “will it ever matter?”

July 30, 2014

The rise of automation and computing power has lifted vast segments of the population out of manual labor, thus freeing up their minds to pursue more existential concerns (such as making apps that make it so you can say “yo” to your friends with a tap of the finger). keep on reading »

Landing pages are for wimps: how I cured my wantrepreneuritis (& earned $5,000 in the process)

June 24, 2014

Wantrapreneuritis is a horrible disease that plagues millions of men and women, young and old, around the world. Symptoms include: keep on reading »

A Bootstrapper’s Story: 10 Years of kadavy.net

May 31, 2014

Today marks the 10th year of the kadavy.net blog. As a natural way to commemorate an event like this, one might make a list of the top blog posts from all 10 years. (I’ve already shared the design evolution of kadavy.net.)
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