Each year, GAN asks the accelerators in our community hundreds of questions about their programs with one goal in mind-to gather concrete insights on the current state of the accelerator industry. …

Earlier this month, we wrote about the Intentionally Inclusive Market — a market in which we get to know the full range of our customer segment from day one, and then intentionally build products that include all kinds of people who will benefit from your product. …

Every business has a customer segment. This is the group of people you’re selling to who share a similar set of needs, characteristics, habits, and desires as one another.

Yet, most of us misunderstand the full scope of our customer segments, for two reasons.

First, we may build for a…

Earlier this month, I shared an idea about value creation. The idea is that, for many of us, we’ve mainly been focused on creating two types of value:

Utility Value — Just by providing a product or service customers deem worthy to use, you have created utility value. People are…

Every generation has an opportunity. Today’s generation, with the help of previous generations, has helped redeemed the view of the for-profit company. We see the benefit in its existence and the value it provides to the world. …

A hammer is just a hammer. Without a vision for the home you want to build, you will just have a hammer and a bunch of raw materials. It’s your vision for the hammer that determines what it will ultimately be used for.

Our businesses are the same. A business…

Vision.

It captures our imagination, fills us with a sense of wonder, and gives language to what we see the world becoming.

And, when you think about the people who have vision, Elon Musk or Jeff Bezos may come to mind — people who seem to be building products ahead…

Every week I meet with Anna on my team to talk about the blog for the week. This past week we were laughing that the first blog I wrote in 2020 (and this is dead serious) was called It’s 2020 — Bring on the Problems. It was a blog all…

Misunderstandings are all around us, and no one enjoys being misunderstood.

They take place at the national level — daily. In the United States, a large minority of the country believes the presidential election was stolen from them, and another large minority can’t believe anyone would think that.

And, misunderstandings…

I’m Told To Be Thankful
We’ve all heard that gratitude is the answer to many problems. That being full of gratitude will help you be more resilient and happy, a better boss and partner, and a better human. But I’ve been skeptical when I’ve heard these comments before. …

Patrick Riley

Helping to give startups the power to create and grow their business wherever they are as CEO of GAN: @GANconnect

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