July 23, 2015
Growth Hacking is BS
Ben McRedmond and Stephen O'Brien discuss the problems with "growth hacking" versus thoughtful team design, strategy, and tactics. Using exa...
Hot on the heels of Y-Combinator’s demo day, we’re releasing Cloudant co-founder Mike Miller’s talk about his company’s journey from Y-Combinator to its acquisition by IBM. Prior to Cloudant, Miller worked alongside other scientists, analyzing petabyte datasets on CERN’s Large Hadron Collider project. From a technical perspective it was no easy feat, but despite all his work, he admits that Cloudant was also a challenge.
Says Miller, “We had no idea how to run a service. If a database [at CERN] goes down we could still buffer the data for a day. [With Cloudant] if a database goes down, people can’t buy or sell things.”
Check out Miller’s talk in our library.