I help startups find traction — or fail fast trying.

I’m JDM, aka Josh David Miller, an entrepreneur, speaker, startup advisor, and wearer of colourful shoes, based in Sacramento, CA. I’m the founder of The Right Box, where we use design thinking to help venture-backed startups find product-market fit.

They call me the Shredder of Business Models.

Go-to-market & find traction faster

Each Monday morning, you’ll get one tool or tip you can use to take your product to market and find traction — or fail fast trying.

Goals, signals, & metrics — oh my!

I’ve been thinking a lot about the neglected art of innovation accounting, and how we just don’t talk enough about in our startup communities. So, here’s a quick overview of one of the central concepts. May it bring you immediate value.

You can prototype anything — and you should

In this email, I’m going to break down the why, what, and how of prototyping, and why prototyping is appropriate at *every* stage, from idea to scale. In other words, if you’re not prototyping, you should be.

It’s time we talk about measurement

I promised in my last issue to do a deep dive on pirate metrics with some tips and trips on how to find and optimize them. Well, here it is. Enjoy.

Go-to-market & find traction faster

Each Monday morning, you’ll get one tool or tip you can use to take your product to market and find traction — or fail fast trying.

Inside the Box with JDM

I host a bi-weekly podcast about how successful innovators and startup founders think.  Listen to the show →

Office Hours — Thursdays @ 10am Pacific

Ask me anything! Every week, I open my virtual doors to your startup questions live on YouTube!  Read more →

Work

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    The Right Box
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    Techstars Accelerator
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    Growth Factory Accelerator
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    Carlsen Center at CSU Sacramento
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    1 Million Cups Sacramento
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    Lead Organizer
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