Stick it to the man.

The 2010s have seen a rise of populism spread across the entire world. Trump (US). Brexit (UK). Bolsonaro (Brazil). The Atlantic wrote a piece on how populism has spread and will have continued impact on the world in the 2020s.

What the 2010s did…was give…


As a family with 2 young children and a new mandate to work from home, we’ve been thinking hard about how to be socially responsible, medically safe and still productive. It turns out, it isn’t simple or straightforward.

Across 3 families, we currently have a plan to have a couple…


This week, Adobe announced that they are acquiring Magento. This is the third time Magento has been acquired in the past 6 years; what was once the most premier ecommerce platform available has likely found it’s last foster home.

Magento is known for its flexibility. If you have a unique…


How is it that an inconsistent, outwardly brash man with no meaningful policy presented is meaningfully challenging a 30-year veteran of American national politics? In a word: brand.

Hilary Clinton is most clearly better qualified candidate from the perspective of experience and preparedness. But, she is far less loved. Why?


If you’re a founder at a new company, you are or will be in a position to hire more people. This usually comes in tranches — founder(s), founding team, first round of hires post injection of cash, second round of hires to replace some people and to improve key areas…


My widely varied career path lends the opportunity of unique reflection. Upon looking back, it is now clear to me that exposure to career opportunities is the primary determinant of what you’ll choose to do first. Why? …


“So, what can I do to help you?”

This question, generally, isn’t an amazing sign. It usually comes when the investor doesn’t fully understand you, your business or your needs. It can also comes when the investor decides they aren’t interested in investing in you at this point in time.


WARNING: this post is a total humble brag.

My wife and I both lost our jobs in the span of 9 months in the midst of having our first baby. It’s been challenging and has forced us to really consider what matters to us. It’s funny — adversity is constraint…


In all businesses, there are a number of teams that have to work perfectly together in order for a business to really humm. To me, it looks a bit like this:

The MVP of a successful company

Product

This is the supply side of the business. Their job is create functioning products that people love. It all…


In sales and marketing, the pipeline is seen as your best leading indicator for coming sales. Accordingly, many new/growing companies focus on growing the pipeline and set activities and benchmarks to do so. This is a very dangerous practice. Below are a set of lessons learned about focusing on pipeline…

Jake Cohen

Obsessed with building and marketing products that make people happy.

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