Over on Julian’s blog, J posted a pearler (that’s antipodean talk for a great post)

Worlds shortest blog post – "How do you build a world class software product, compete with large players and grow an excellent, loyal user base on a near $0 advertising budget?"

It’s fairly easy. Talk, Blog, Syndicate, SEO, Tweet, and build a Solid Product. Then look after users and they’ll become evangelists. Rinse and repeat!

Now I’ve seen the rings under Julian’s eyes and have received emails, tweet and Skype IMs from his at all hours of the day and night so his comments need to be seen in that light. When he says "it’s fairly easy", he means it’s fairly easy if you’ve got razor focus,  mucho ambition and the commitment to do the hard years – all of which I personally know that Julian has.

So yeah – it’s easy, but it’s also really hard!

Ben Kepes

Ben Kepes is a technology evangelist, an investor, a commentator and a business adviser. Ben covers the convergence of technology, mobile, ubiquity and agility, all enabled by the Cloud. His areas of interest extend to enterprise software, software integration, financial/accounting software, platforms and infrastructure as well as articulating technology simply for everyday users.


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