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Build Week at Buffer: What it is and how we’re approaching it

August 21, 2022culture

Our vision for location-independent salaries at Buffer

February 25, 2022culture

Welcoming Maria Thomas as Buffer’s Chief Product Officer

January 6, 2021strategy

Crafting a support network

January 3, 2021productivity

Reflecting on 10 years of building Buffer

December 3, 2020strategy

Buffer's product journey, and our next step to hire a VP of Product

July 28, 2020strategy

Snowmelt meetings

May 25, 2020culture

We’re trying a 4-day workweek for the month of May

May 5, 2020culture

Buffer's investor update on COVID-19 impact and approach

April 8, 2020strategy

My experience with burnout as a startup founder

October 28, 2019health

Buffer’s evolution and expansion

August 20, 2019strategy

Bright & Early Podcast with Brian Rhea

February 19, 2019podcast

The Heartbeat Podcast with Claire Lew

January 17, 2019podcast

We spent $3.3M buying out investors: Why and how we did it

September 10, 2018strategy

My morning routine as a remote CEO and why it’s always changing

May 21, 2018productivity

I am an investor in 9 companies: How and why I started angel investing

February 19, 2018angel investment

The next step in Buffer’s social media journey

August 2, 2017strategy

5 varieties of remote working in companies

March 13, 2017remote work

The power of company retreats: Thoughts after the 8th Buffer retreat

March 9, 2017culture

Change at Buffer: The next phase, and why our co-founder and our CTO are moving on

February 20, 2017strategy

From startup to scaleup: What we’re changing as we make the transition

June 1, 2016strategy

3 reasons you shouldn't outsource your startup, and what to do instead

May 21, 2015starting up

11 cities in 3 months: The highs and lows of digital nomad lifestyle

May 6, 2015remote work

The dream forms over time

January 27, 2015starting up

The top reason we haven’t sold our startup

January 13, 2015culture

Why I don't shield my team from bad news

December 11, 2014culture

50 books that transformed my business and my life

December 2, 2014culture

Why we have a core value of transparency at our startup, and why the reasons don't matter

September 21, 2014culture

How we're trying to stay innovative as a 3.5 year old startup

May 3, 2014starting up

The different ways of traveling

April 27, 2014remote work

The choices we make when we build startups

April 20, 2014starting up

How my co-founder and I structure ourselves as CEO and COO

March 30, 2014strategy

The quiet pivot

March 23, 2014strategy

The Yin and Yang of a great co-founder relationship

March 16, 2014starting up

Why we go on international retreats 3 times a year with our startup

March 9, 2014culture

4 short stories of our attempts to be lean at our startup

March 2, 2014strategy

What it's really like to grow a team when you're focused on culture-fit

February 23, 2014culture

Firing myself, again

January 26, 2014starting up

How we handle team emails at our startup: Defaulting to transparency

December 5, 2013culture

Two simple changes that helped increase my happiness and improve my sleep

October 10, 2013health

What no one talks about when building a team: Letting people go

September 17, 2013culture

The joys and benefits of working as a distributed team

August 27, 2013remote work

6 suggestions for an aspiring founder

July 22, 2013starting up

Coaching and feedback within startups

July 14, 2013culture

Questions I ask myself about working as distributed team

June 30, 2013remote work

Experimenting with a 7 day work week

June 10, 2013productivity

Ratio thinking

April 29, 2013strategy

Dreams come true

April 18, 2013starting up

The undervalued advantages of being a small startup

April 15, 2013starting up

5 things that seem essential that we launched Buffer without

April 1, 2013starting up

Want to help your hometown? Pack up and leave

March 20, 2013starting up

Why I'm going to Hawaii with my co-founder

March 2, 2013culture

When creating new habits, let yourself be sloppy

February 27, 2013productivity

The third option

February 21, 2013starting up

Make progress faster by cooperating: 4 tips to try with your co-founder or co-worker

February 13, 2013starting up

Expert of nothing

February 11, 2013culture

The evening walk

February 3, 2013productivity

5 reasons as a CEO you should develop a habit of daily meditation

January 31, 2013health

The paradox of how bugs and downtime can be a good thing

January 14, 2013starting up

What is failure for you?

January 11, 2013productivity

Zero notifications

January 7, 2013health

How to gain traction in two sided markets

January 4, 2013starting up

Focus on the line, not the dot

January 2, 2013starting up

Two important and often overlooked aspects of creating a lasting morning routine

December 31, 2012productivity

The highs and lows of startup life

December 28, 2012starting up

How to get more replies to the emails you send: be specific

December 23, 2012productivity

Thinking about your goal with a startup

December 16, 2012starting up

The evolution of culture at a startup

December 10, 2012culture

Feeling like a fraud while doing startups

December 3, 2012starting up

Want to create a new habit? Get ready to break it.

November 26, 2012productivity

The maker/manager transition phase

November 19, 2012starting up

The Anti-Todo List

November 12, 2012productivity

What are your top 3 challenges?

November 5, 2012starting up

Start something small

November 2, 2012starting up

Thoughts on dropping out to do a startup

October 28, 2012starting up

Want to be successful? Be inconsistent

October 21, 2012strategy

The magic of a great startup ecosystem

October 14, 2012starting up

Maximize your excitement

October 2, 2012starting up

Thoughts on when to incorporate

September 29, 2012starting up

5 realisations that helped me write regularly

September 26, 2012productivity

How an investor who turned me down ended up sleeping on my couch

September 22, 2012starting up

The power of ignoring mainstream news

September 15, 2012health

Why context is so important

September 8, 2012productivity

An invitation to come and hack on Buffer

September 3, 2012culture

Why you should continue working on your bad idea

September 1, 2012starting up

Pricing your product: It doesn't have to be so complicated

August 25, 2012strategy

6 things I do to be consistently happy

August 18, 2012health

How to name your startup

August 11, 2012strategy

How coffee shops helped my startup

August 4, 2012remote work

Why I'm helping startup founders

July 28, 2012starting up

Plan or build?

July 25, 2012productivity

Achieving overnight success: Tom Preston-Werner

July 21, 2012starting upovernight success

Thoughts on travelling with your startup

July 15, 2012remote work

Your startup is a rocket ship

July 1, 2012starting up

Want to be happy and successful? Bring happiness to others

June 27, 2012productivity

Don't register your idea as a company

June 24, 2012starting up

Are you interested?

June 17, 2012productivity

Making money with a product: A myth?

June 13, 2012starting up

Use the happiness advantage

June 10, 2012starting up

What can we do right now?

June 6, 2012productivity

Why I crave mistakes

June 3, 2012productivity

The exercise habit

May 30, 2012productivity

For the first few people, hire from your network

May 27, 2012starting up

What online gaming taught me about startups

May 19, 2012starting up

Work harder on yourself than you do on your startup

May 12, 2012starting up

Achieving overnight success: Kevin Systrom

May 5, 2012starting upovernight success

Raising funding as a first-time founder

February 26, 2012starting up

It takes hard work. Do the hard work.

January 28, 2012productivity

Avoid the 50/50 co-founder model - here's why

January 10, 2012starting up

10 lessons from my startup journey so far

December 19, 2011starting up

Achieving scale by doing things that don't scale

November 14, 2011starting up

Taking time to reflect

October 15, 2011productivity

Like anything else, we need to practice startups

August 28, 2011starting up

Founders: failure comes with the territory

July 31, 2011starting up

Does location really matter for your startup?

July 24, 2011starting up

I have no idea what I am doing

July 3, 2011productivity

Why you should start marketing early

June 26, 2011starting up

Reflecting on ways to bootstrap a startup

June 19, 2011starting up

What is your coming soon page for?

June 12, 2011starting up

What are you doing to feel uncomfortable?

June 5, 2011productivity

Beware of the social ideas

May 29, 2011starting up

How to start your startup in 4 steps

May 15, 2011starting up

Creating a sleep ritual

May 8, 2011productivity

Enjoying the moment

May 1, 2011productivity

Giving your startup a point of view

April 17, 2011starting up

Work and rest in a startup

April 10, 2011productivity

Treat it as finished

April 3, 2011starting up

Acting with incomplete information in a startup

March 27, 2011starting up

Healthy naivety

March 20, 2011starting up

Fear of not shipping

March 13, 2011starting up

Creating order from chaos in a startup

March 6, 2011starting up

Steady yourself, those world-changing thoughts are not productive

February 13, 2011productivity

Ways to bootstrap a startup: on the side

January 23, 2011starting up

Questioning and adjusting our goals

January 9, 2011productivity

Is making mistakes a necessity for success?

December 19, 2010strategy

Ways to bootstrap a startup: 'working in waves'

December 5, 2010starting up

Exercise: a requirement for sleep?

November 21, 2010health