About Me

M Asif Rahman

Hi! I am long time WordPress Enthusiast, Serial Entrepreneur and Tech Evangelist. I am CEO of weDevs, Founder of ARCom, Alo Ventures, WPDeveloper.net etc etc. I do read a lot and I write too, I foundered The Tech Journal, The Dhaka Times etc and serving information to millions. I invest and love to help startups and proudly involved with 3rdBell, Trance App, Leanplum, Geeky Social, Facebook and several other companies from their early stage. Among many other things I was an Early Google Glass Explorer, and I appeared in various (40+) WordCamps around the world. And most importantly I am a blessed Dad of two super cute little princesses, and husband of a lovely wife! And I am from Bangladesh. [More about me]

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Compound Interest Theory & Why You Should Work Even Harder

“Knowledge and productivity are like compound interest.” Given two people of approximately the same ability and one person who works ten percent more than the other, the latter will more than twice outproduce the former. The more you know, the more you learn; the more you learn, the more you can do; the more you can do, the more the opportunity – it is very much like compound interest. I don’t want to give you a rate, but it is a very high rate. Given two people with exactly the same ability, the one person who manages day in and day out to get in one more hour of thinking will be tremendously more productive over a lifetime.

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The Uncertainty About Attending WordCamp Europe: Horrible Experience With France Embassy in Dhaka

Me at weDevs Booth at WordCamp Europe

Yes, I am back from Paris, after Attending WordCamp Europe 2017. It was a remarkable trip but started with some major hiccups. I have shared our detail experience with WCEU in the weDevs blog, here I will share my semi-horrible experience with France Embassy, which made this whole trip very very uncertain.

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Trello is Taking Over My Life!


The way Trello is taking over my life, pretty soon I will probably have to write an article – ‘Life in Trello!’ 😀

You could literally manage anything of your life in Trello.

  • Want to lose weight? You could use Trello.
  • Want to plan a wedding? There is a Trello sample board for that.
  • Managing a Content Calendar? You should use Trello.
  • Preparing for an Exam? There is Trello for you.
  • Starting a Startup? You must use Trello.
  • Not getting your work done? You should definitely use Trello!

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Introducing ‘Adda With Asif’

Adda With Asif

I enjoy speaking with people; especially with my fellow Entrepreneurs, Startup Founders, Developers, Specially WordPress Developer, Marketers, Evangelist, Investors, Business Guys or even travelers. And I do that very regularly. For past few years, I have given very dedicated time in this initiative. I am calling this initiative as I started this in very planned manner. Now with “Adda With Asif” I will share this journey with the world.

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Major Changes at Medium – Eliminating 50 jobs, Shutting Down Offices

Medium is easy, I like that. But when they went too far in trying to break the market by bribing brands and trying to brand in a way that its better solution than WordPress, thats when it was not this simple. Medium is a hosted solution, could be comparable to hosted WordPress like WordPress.com or many others, but not the WordPress solution. To grow their brand and portray themself as better content solution they started to bring big publisher, and there are numerous report how they bribed brands, if those brand move from WordPress! Now they are in odd situation. All the people they hired to sustain that growth, are now out of jobs, they fired 50 employees, and shutting down 2 offices. Ev Willams accepting that the main industry that they want to improve, they have not got full grasp of that, and feels, its time to stop that and look back.

Understanding you product placement, and not overdoing is very crucial.

 

MailChimp’s Story: $400 Million In Revenue Without Raising Any Money or A Office In Silicon Valley!

MailChimp recorded $280 million in revenue in 2015 and is on track to top $400 million in 2016, but they never raised a single dime from Venture Capital, wholly owned by Mr. Chestnut and his co-founder, Dan Kurzius — now employs about 550 people, and by next year it will be close to 700.

Raising money in Silicon Valley style, and running it the way Venture Capitalist pushes mostly teaches you bad habits from the start, and you end up being too good at spending money, via Showing-Up and also targeting Un-Natural Growth.

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End Of Entrepreneurship: Pissed at Your Startup?

end-of-startup

If somebody is really pissed at his Startup, he should take a break from his Entrepreneurial career, and get a job. This career choice “Entrepreneurship” is surely over-rated and not for everyone. Most people are good at following others’ lead or just be responsible for a specific task, instead of taking all the headache. They are good that way. Too much pressure from the Startup will be counter-productive for them.M Asif Rahman

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