Only the Paranoid Survive – Dogfood Proprietary Tech to Stay Ahead of the Curve

There’s 200,000 apps that come out each month. My friend Omer Khushnood and I built to see all the new apps that come out.

I don’t have the common web entrepreneur worship habit that a lot of my western counterparts do. I see much of what I and my fellow web-folks do as a simple arbitrage on energy and broadband access.

We monitor over 30 different lead streams and display the content in a dashboard.

Building out this tool has given me an unfair market advantage in thought. I have a better working memory of tools, developers and their thought process, and what’s actually at play than most people in this market could hope to have.

It is one thing to spout off a tool, but it’s another thing altogether to know when to use the right tool at the right time.

Within seconds, my ability to figure out which tools are relevant to any company makes me an asset, but it’s not because I’m brilliant, but because I see the market unfold each day in real time with my own tool:

In web, to stay on top of things, you must know how to get in front of customers, listen closely, and when to summon the right technologies.

Andras Graves said it well “Only the Paranoid Survive.”


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