Start Up Blog

Friends, fans and followers

Posted in entrepreneurship by Steve Sammartino on August 14, 2010

Humans love to count. Here’s a list of some somethings we count obsessively:

  1. Our age
  2. Our money
  3. The value of our house
  4. Salaries
  5. The value of 401K (superannuation fund)
  6. Population
  7. Members
  8. Friends, Fans, Followers
  9. Hits, views, comments.
  10. Market share
  11. Percentage profit
  12. Traffic road toll

Really, we count almost everything. None of us are immune to this human symptom of counting. It’s the ultimate technique for organising and planning, in fact it’s what makes us top of the food chain.

So the question for startups is this: What are you tools are your creating that  your people count and compete with?

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  1. sprain said, on August 24, 2010 at 10:54 pm

    Haha, funny… I actually stumbled upon this by accident.
    Not too long ago I published an iPhone app which helps you… well, count stuff! :)
    http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/kountstuff/id385934596?mt=8


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