Alex Medick

August 2, 2022

Tips For Asynchronous Remote Work: A Conversation With Spot

I recently did a Spot Meeting with the awesome team at Spot to discuss my views on remote work. I also share some tips about what we do at Inside.com to maximize our fully-distributed team without being insane micro-managers. ----- When teams are distributed, it can be hard to juggle time zones and finding ways to stay on task with var...
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August 1, 2022

Sometimes you have to do hard things.

Sometimes in startup land, you have to do hard things. A lot of folks out there think startups are on some linear growth path where you have an idea, you build it, and you stay the course. False. In startups, you have to get used to the culture of experimentation. Sometimes what you start out building is thrown to the wayside while you...
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July 21, 2022

Why I'm Saying "Aloha" Nowadays

I recently watched a documentary about Duke Kahanamoku called Waterman. First off, the documentary is killer! I highly recommend it. I’ll drop a link to the trailer lower in this post Secondly, in the documentary, they really dove into the meaning behind the word Aloha. Like most folks, I just assumed that it was a way of saying hello ...
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July 18, 2022

The 5 Most Important Skills You Need As An Entrepreneur

I was recently cruising Reddit to do research for a growth experimentation idea. In my scrolling, I came across this question in r/entrepreneur: There were tons of responses, but I could tell they all came from early-in-their career entrepreneurs. It was basic shit like learn sales, learn to code, blah blah blah. Like I said, basic. Yo...
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July 14, 2022

AA and the 12 Steps

You know the old saying, “you never really know what someone is going through?” I’m probably one of the greatest case studies for this quote. On the outside, I have a great family, killer job, and we’re all healthy with a roof over our heads. Internally though, I face a lot of struggles with depression, anxiety, self-doubt, and just lo...
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July 13, 2022

10 Lessons From 35 Years Of Life

July 15th marks my 35th birthday. Yep, 35 years around the sun, as the trendy people on social media say. Since I’m “seasoned” now, I feel like I should share 10 lessons I’ve learned in my 35 years of life. Hope you get something from this and give some of these a shot. 10 Lessons From 35 Years Of Life 1. When you find happiness at hom...
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June 29, 2022

Fuck therapy… but you should totally do it

Let me tell you… therapy is a double edged sword. On one hand, fuck it sucks. On the other, damn it’s good for the soul. I resisted therapy for an incredibly long time. I didn’t want to sit there and pour my soul out to someone. No one needs to see what’s going on in my head. I don’t want to drive them insane with my insanity. Also, ta...
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June 22, 2022

Push Publish On That Lazy Blog Post

I came across a tweet earlier that was in defense of lazy blog posts 👇 I couldn’t agree more! The world is so indoctrinated in the ways of the almighty Google search algorithm that they forget what blogging is all about… (aka – they’re scared AF of the algorithm… dun dun dun) Sharing the shit that is on your mind and seeing if it conne...
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June 20, 2022

On the wagon, off the wagon, back on the wagon.

I’ve always loved a good drink. Red wine and tequila are my jam. But sometimes in life, you have to realize when things aren’t serving you anymore and have to sever the connection cord. Here's a glimpse into why I stopped drinking: Read Post Here If you like this post, I can definitely dive deeper and get way more personal. . Let me kn...
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June 17, 2022

7 Growth Marketing Skills To Have In Your Arsenal

So you want to be a growth marketer. Dope! I support this. I love marketing and passing on some of my knowledge…. And by knowledge, I mean all of the craziness that my brain has absorbed over the years. If you want to be a growth marketer, here are some basic skills you need to lock down. I’d like to preface this by saying you don’t ne...
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June 16, 2022

Kuppy Has Finally Arrived

The time has come, ladies and germs. Kuppy is finally available. After a global pandemic and manufacturing issues that were just beyond bananas, the Kuppy team and I are so stoked to finally have this product in the hands of our customers. What is Kuppy? Kuppy is a modern drying rack that keeps your drying mat tidy and your drinkware d...
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June 15, 2022

The Morning Checklist (plus 2 habits that need to stop)

The sun is rising. Birds are chirping. The wonder and glory of a new day is happening all around you. Yet you’re still groggy eyed and hitting snooze begging the universe for just 15 more minutes of sleep. After the snooze alarm goes off, you drag your ass out of bed and sluggishly go off into the world… you know, to enjoy that amazing...
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June 8, 2022

Two Work Modes: Get ‘Em or Zen ‘Em

Welcome to the duality of me when it comes to work… hell, probably life too. But I’m going to focus on work here. I have two modes when it comes to working… Get ‘Em or Zen ‘Em. Both modes are complete opposites, and an internal battle, with how I feel that the workplace should be. On the zen side of life… I believe in calm, asynchronou...
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June 7, 2022

So I stopped consulting, I think...

Okay, so I stopped being a consultant. I think… In 2014, I needed to make some extra cash, so I started TNS. It was a solo consulting shop where I worked with SMBs in website dev, SEO, paid digital ads, and funnel design. Over the years, my side-hustle was getting way too big and I made it my main thing. It was fun, but then I started ...
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June 1, 2022

Would you return to the office? 🤷‍♂️

Elon Musk announced that he is ending work from home and that all executives must return to the corporate headquarters or resign. Needless to say, tech Twitter is blowing up about this. Me on the other hand… I get it. I get the need to return to the office – the need to make the in-person magic return. For some companies, it’s good for...
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May 25, 2022

The Startup Marketers Tech Stack (12 Tools To Use) 🧰

So you’re a marketer at a startup. Rad. I am too. That is neat. If there’s two things to know at a startup it’s that cash is precious and growth is king! Now, you’re probably racking your brain trying to help you find the right tools that can help you maximize performance without breaking the bank. I’ve been there. The problem when you...
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May 23, 2022

Build products with a stance and point of view 🎭

The other day, my flight from LAX to LAS was delayed a few hours. To kill some time, I took to twitter and opened up an AMA. That’s when this great question came my way: Product before branding or visa versa? As someone that does both marketing and product, I thought this was a particularly interesting question. To me, it’s not a matte...
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May 16, 2022

I’m An Accidental Product Manager 🛠

I accidentally became a product manager. As most of you know, my official professional title in life has typically been Growth Marketer or Chief Marketing Officer. I never once thought of myself as a Product Manager. That changed in 2021. Inside.com began working on a social network of sorts. Someone internally had to take charge (we’r...
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May 12, 2022

I feel a sense of urgency ⏳

I feel a sense of urgency. I can’t explain it much greater than that. I see clearly where I want to go in life and what I want to get out of life. I know that “time is on my side.” (I’m only 34, that’s still young AF). “Patience,” they say. “Bullshit,” is my response. Yes, I’m aware of time and the need to focus on the macro, not the m...
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May 9, 2022

10 of my favorite quotes 💬

My SimpleNote app is filled with quotes from books, articles, podcasts, and more. It’s filled with so many quotes, it’s actually kind of ridiculous. But I love learning from others. Whenever I hear something that resonates with me, I write it down to see how I can incorporate that lesson into my own life. Here are 10 of my favorite quo...
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May 5, 2022

Bitcoin was made for this moment ⚡️

As inflation rises and the stock market drags down, the world is looking towards Bitcoin to see how it will react. Well, this is the moment Bitcoin was made for. Check out this thread from crypto investor and my friend, Mark Jeffery, on what to expect from BTC in the coming months. “This is the moment #Bitcoin was made for. It will go ...
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March 21, 2022

What's got my attention this week #004

Hey friends - There are so many things that I'd love to talk about that have my attention this week (maybe we'll talk about how I binge watched WeCrashed in issue #005). But there is one thing that's consuming all of my attention and I'm damn proud of it. Over the weekend, we launched the beta version of the new Inside.com! What is it?...
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March 15, 2022

5 Books Every Marketer Should Read

Looking to level up your marketing skills? Or want to know how to think like a growth marketer? Then these are five books you need to read. Before I share the book recommendations, I would like to caveat that you cannot master marketing from books. Modern marketing moves way too fast to make it to publication in a timely manner. BUT, t...
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March 12, 2022

How To Add Your HEY World Newsletter To Your Website

If you're reading this, there's a good chance you're a user of HEY email. Welcome to the club! HEY, from the rad people at Basecamp, is a great email service that actually makes your inbox calm. A calm inbox? Yeah, I know. It sounds insane. But it can happen. After using HEY, it's hard to go back to other email services. Life just isn'...
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March 12, 2022

Digital Privacy Doesn’t Mean You have Something To Hide

The other day, I sent someone a link to talk me on Signal, my most used chat app. They responded with, “Nothing I’m saying is secret. Do you mind if we text instead?” That really made me stop and think about what digital privacy actually means. Is digital privacy only for the discreet and those with something to hide? Or is it somethin...
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March 10, 2022

What's got my attention this week... #003

Hey All - It's time for another edition of, What's Got My Attention This Week. I send this out 2x a month sharing things I'm currently into. Heck, maybe you'll want to check them out too. Before I begin though, I want to talk about shifting newsletter platforms. I'm moving away from using Revue and starting to use HEY as my newsletter ...
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February 21, 2022

Email Marketing Tactics For 2022

The other week I gave a presentation to an awesome crowd of 600+ digital marketers at an INSIDE.COM event. The conversation on the whole was about implementing effective digital marketing tactics in a post iOS 14 world. For my segment, I chose to speak about effective email marketing tactics – which I feel is incredibly important since...
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January 21, 2022

WTF Is A Full-Stack Marketer?

A friend of mine recently asked what exactly it is I do for a living. Instead of running through the laundry list of the entrepreneurial adventures I’m on, I thought I’d shorten it and just say, “I’m a full-stack marketer and investor.” Clean. Simple. Short. Little did I know that would leave more questions that answers for my friend. ...
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January 12, 2022

Is This The Future Of Work? (I Think It Is)

As I watch trends and conversations happen among the tech community online, I can't help but start to map out what I think the future of work will look like. Here are 5 trends that I see on the horizon. 0. Distributed Work Offices be damned. Since the pandemic, we've jump started the life of remote/distributed work. At first is was rou...
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December 29, 2021

My Daily Routine (Updated For 2022)

If you know me, I've always had a pretty rigid schedule. For a while there, I had a routine optimized and was really maximizing my performance. But then something insane happened. Something absurd. Something completely bananas... My wife and I went off and had another kid. And do you know what having kids means? Your entire schedule is...
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