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Principles

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Hi, friend 👋. I lead Hubspot's freemium user aquisition team and consult with startups on user acquisition and lead gen. If you'd like to chat, email me scott@scotttousley.com

The concept of “principles” has been popularized recently with Ray Dalio’s book (conveniently titled) Principles. I’ve been questioning what are mine. After months of isolated pondering mixed with conversations with friends … my brain has deemed these principles most important for my well-being. Integrity, Honesty, and Vulnerability – Do the right thing. Don’t lie to yourself. […]

The LUV Graph

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Hi, friend 👋. I lead Hubspot's freemium user aquisition team and consult with startups on user acquisition and lead gen. If you'd like to chat, email me scott@scotttousley.com

If I said “we should give more than we receive,” I wouldn’t exactly be delivering groundbreaking advice. Yet asking for something before providing value is the #1 complaint from successful people like these: They’re all preaching the same thing — we need to give (many times) before asking for anything. We need to provide value […]

Why I learned how to write HTML, CSS, and PHP (and built this website from scratch)

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Hi, friend 👋. I lead Hubspot's freemium user aquisition team and consult with startups on user acquisition and lead gen. If you'd like to chat, email me scott@scotttousley.com

Until a few months ago, reading CSS felt like I was deciphering cryptic Egyptian hieroglyphics written 3,800 years ago.  The ironic part? I spend damn near 95% of my professional life on a computer. That’s something like 2080 hours a year. Yet I couldn’t write the most basic code (HTML and CSS) that makes up what […]

The 4-Hour Workweek Recap

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Hi, friend 👋. I lead Hubspot's freemium user aquisition team and consult with startups on user acquisition and lead gen. If you'd like to chat, email me scott@scotttousley.com

Every time I read an impactful book, I jot down reminders to reference in the future. These are my takeaways from the The 4 Hour Workweek by Tim Ferriss.  Part 1: Definition Set 6 month dreamlines for (1) having (2) being (3) going [3 to 5 in each category] Emphasize strengths, don’t fix weaknesses. Outsource […]