Welcome to my July newsletter. Here you’ll find a curated list of news, research and business tips that I’ve found interesting or valuable over the past month. If you like what you see or find them helpful, please take a moment to subscribe to my monthly newsletter so you’ll never miss a post.

BUSINESS

United States Government Annual Report produced by Steve Balmer. Link

What sets successful CEOs apart from the rest? Learn the four behaviours of an exceptional CEO — they’re probably not what you think. Link

Learn why it’s nice to compete against a large, profitable company. Link

INVESTING

Watch a rare interview with Warren Buffett and his two investment managers, Todd Combs and Ted Weschler. Link

Why some digital companies should resist profitability for as long as they can. Link

SALES AND MARKETING

Discover the most important think you need to know about marketing, with Bill Macaitis (ex Slack, Zendesk and Salesforce) Link

Price Intelligently — get a free eBook on developing your SaaS pricing strategy here: Link

Take a 1% improvement versus a 1% decline. 365 days later, the contrasting result is staggering.

NEWS

Join 1500 Founders, VCs and Execs in Dublin for SaaStock 2017, the conference to learn how to build a category leading B2B SaaS business. Get your discounted tickets here: Link

Read the key findings from Mary Meeker’s internet trends report. The section on mobile ad revenue is particularly interesting: mobile doesn’t have its fair market share of ad spend yet, as compared to time spent (see the slides below) and that has started to change. It looks like the bulk of that ad spend will go to Facebook, Google, and Snap who are cracking mobile ad formats. Link

QUOTE THAT MADE ME THINK

Warren Buffett: “I did mention one thing at the meeting which I don’t think people appreciated at all: today’s great businesses don’t require capital.” See the full interview here. Link

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Fund Manager with 15 years' experience as a successful business owner-manager. Passionate about helping people benefit from the power of long-term investing.
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Tim's Newsletter May 2017