…swer these kind of tough questions, which can require time-consuming and expensive market research. Since I’m naturally lazy and startups are impatient, I first look for research that someone else has already published (and often conducted with more academic rigor than I would have time to do myself). Depending on the topic and my luck, I can usually track down some helpful articles in less than 30 …
… executive team well in the decisions. I unceremoniously laid off some of my most loyal colleagues. I broke up with my best friend and co-founder — putting aside that the core spirit and culture and purpose of the company was always designed as a blend of the two of us — while I should have figured out a way to make him part of the solution.
…ry and warehouse intensive. We had no business going overseas before we had figured it out at home. Had we instead forced Fab to get profitable in the U.S. before expanding overseas, the rest of the Fab story would have turned out very differently and quite possibly very positively.
More palettes created by users = lower quality and less-curated collection. Color Hunt’s idea was to be a hand-picked collection on one hand, but also to be open and collaborative on the other hand. So I built the Review System. Instead of immediately showing every new palette on the homepage, all new palettes are sent to a managing dashboard I built. In that way I can review each and every creation before it goes public and choose the very best of these to show on Color Hunt’s homepage.