Andrew Wilkinson on bringing the Buffett approach to startups, WeCommerce, Slack & more | E1174

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Andrew’s Slack thread: https://twitter.com/awilkinson/status/1334168591764111360

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Show notes:
0:00 Start
0:59 Jason intros Andrew Wilkinson, they discuss how Andrew started Tiny from MetaLab’s profits & the Slack design story
7:58 Tiny’s approach to buying companies
10:53 LinkedIn Jobs – Post your first job free at https://www.linkedin.com/twist
12:28 Andrew on taking WeCommerce public, betting on the future of e-commerce
15:43 Andrew / MetaLab’s involvement with Pitch & Christian Reber, Tiny’s focus on majority stakes over venture capital, top-performing businesses, acquiring Dribbble
20:17 Going public in Canada vs. US
23:54 Squarespace – Go to https://squarespace.com/twist for a free trial, and use code TWIST for 10% off
25:25 Sourcing & evaluating companies to acquire majority stakes in, avoiding the “swoop & poop”
30:52 Finding standout hired gun CEOs, acquiring Girlboss
36:08 Odoo – Get your first app free & $1000 off your first implementation pack at https://odoo.com/twist
37:41 Ad-based vs. subscription businesses, recent acquisitions of The Hustle & Morning Brew, operating out of Canada & globally, cross-portfolio synergy
43:08 Copycat tendencies in the social space, Twitter’s best monetization opportunities
49:54 Thoughts on Clubhouse, crypto & Amazon
57:17 Top lessons from Buffett & Munger

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