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On Getting It Wrong

As I shared last week, I’m spending more time working on a few of the communication channels that we’re intentionally using to connect and understand our community.

It’s been fun, frustrating, and a definite learning curveโ€”and I do love to learn.

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Day One, Every Day

Jeff Bezos is famous for a number of things, some positive and some negative. One of the former elements that I’ve borrowed heavily in the past (and still using) is his philosophy of running a Day One type of company.

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YEN 3.0 โ€” Goodbye and Hello, Again!

I won’t lie โ€” finding the energy to sit down and pen this post has taken a lot longer than usual, mostly because I’ve spent most of what little energy that I do have crying all over myself.

Don’t worry, I’ll be okay. We all will.

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A New Classic, Just Like Us.

It goes without saying that any throwback or attempt at retro-styling these days is, as far as I can tell, unapologetically unoriginal.

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How We Went About Building Our Minimum Viable Product (MVP)

The prevailing (and most popular) wisdom in technology circles when building software is that the early-team should make every concerted effort to launch their MVP as soon as possible, full-stop.

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Feedback Wanted: Our Brand Essence

To start, a confession: I was wrong, I’m sorry, and I hope you can forgive me as I really, really believed that this was going to be our final landing page before we go public.

But, it was not to be, and here’s why…

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The Essence of Who We Are

A little more than a month ago we shared that we’ve started an exciting new (re)branding exercise with a NYC-based agency that’s done some really great work over the past few weeks!

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What Community Will You Create?

For starters, hello and welcome ๐Ÿ‘‹๐Ÿป to all the new #yenizens that have joined us recently! We cannot thank you enough for believing in us and our vision to build a technology platform that is worthy of the cryptocurrency and decentralized communities that it serves!

As you already know, we have a long way to go before our software is even close to being finished so your early support means the world to us and together well build something that we can all be very proud of!

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Employee Engagement in Startups Begins with Your Values

Eww. Even those two words together make me cringe a little, right?

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People, Products, Profit – In That Order

One of my favorite books of all time is from the man, the myth, and the legend, Ben Horowitz and his hard-hitting “startup-building bible,” The Hard Thing About Hard Things.

I can’t tell you how many times I’ve read this book since I bought it back in 2014! I keep it very, very close.