I bought a window a couple of days ago, and had trouble steering it in its shopping cart out to my car, because the wind was strong and the window acted as a sail. It reminded me of a time I went skiing recently, when the wind was strong enough that if I angled my back just right, I could get it to push me to a bit of speed on a level surface.
These two events got me thinking there are many types of ongoing forces, both permanent and intermittent, that can act on our startups like wind does on physical objects. Is there a “wind” your startup could use to push itself if you added some “sails” and angled them just right? If you manage to harness them, these forces can propel your businesses to some speed for zero cost. We have one of these for my startup CrankWheel
in the form of a very favorable listing
in the Chrome Web Store, built over time, that gets us a large number of installations every month with more or less zero effort on our part. I hope you find your “wind”!
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