Connor Phillips
New York City based marketer, developer and entrepreneur. Passionate about digital marketing, running, photography and film. In addition to working day to day as a digital marketer, he enjoys photography and programming side projects.

Pick a Theme, Rather than a Goal for the New Year

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Thoughts

Pick a Theme, Rather than a Goal for the New Year

New Year's resolutions are well-intended, but rarely accomplished. Every year we go through the process of picking a goal that we want to accomplish and tell ourselves that starting January 1st, we will become a new person. I wish life worked like that, but studies tell us that 80% of

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Getting Excited About Learning Again

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Founder Story

Getting Excited About Learning Again

I was a “B” student in school. I listened in class and put in enough effort to get the grades I needed, but I never put in the work outside of class to master the material and rise to the perfection of an “A” student. For a long time I

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Sharing Failure

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Founder Story

"Success consists of going from failure to failure without loss of enthusiasm." -Winston Churchill In my previous post, I briefly wrote about coming to terms with startup failure and moving forward. Today, I would like to share what it was like to share that failure. Failure brings out

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Admitting Failure

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Founder Story

After close to seven months of working on Synotate I am shutting the product down and going back to the drawing board. Admitting defeat is never easy and my decision to shut the product down is a difficult one I have made, but I have come to terms with this

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Early Stage Perception vs Reality

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Founder Story

Before I launched Synotate I dreamt that it would be a home run right out of the gate. I blindly led myself to believe that the problems faced by myself and other marketers would be solved by the product I worked on for two years, but I was wrong. “Reality

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Just Launch It

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Founder Story

Anyone who has been obsessed with launching a startup has come across content that emphasizes the importance of shipping a product as soon as you can. It is the product of the popular Lean Startup movement called minimal viable product (MVP) and makes complete sense because if the concept doesn’

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