Building a Portfolio of Small Bets with Daniel Vassallo

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Today, I am talking to Daniel Vassallo, writer, founder, and person with very strong opinions. He is building a portfolio of small bets in public, on Twitter. I will talk to him about the importance of making money in diversified ways, how to structure your life around being a founder, and how to figure out which business ideas might actually work.

Here is Daniel Vassallo.


What is the lifetime value of a subscription business? 1:12

Different kinds of software fit different pricing models. 5:04

What is a portfolio of small bets? 9:30

Business is unpredictable. You need to radically reduce the input. 13:48

What common things do you share with other entrepreneurs? 17:46

Don’t try to be too novel. 21:31

What’s a good approach to spreading out your experiments? 26:14

What is the best price for your business? 40:08

How Pieter Levels’ portfolio has changed over time. 45:58

How you can use social media to get new ideas. 51:26

Sometimes it’s something seemingly unrelated that opens your eyes to a new way of doing things. 55:01

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