Scales haven't changed much for decades. Exactly two years ago, we quit our jobs and moved to Silicon Valley to build a crazy 3D scanning scale. This month we finally launched. We are the ShapeScale founders. AMA
May 25th 2017 by thirru • 21 Questions • 707 Points
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What if we wanted to change the type of service from lifetime -> monthly/annually? Is that possible?
Where will influencer marketing be in 5, 10 and 20 years?:)
Downgrading? Well, we haven't received this question before. The lifetime subscription is tied to your device once activated and it will be hard for us to facilitate a downgrade. The other way around will be much easier to do for us frankly.
Far bigger than most people thing in 5 yeasrs - Billions and billions and billions and billions -- 10 years - understood with more billions : ) -- in 20 years might start looking like television which means it will be a mature market or overpriced
I have been myself to dozens of factories over the years, and the worst ones are actually the factories to only manufacture for the domestic Chinese market which is a cut-throat business. Those that export are often held to high standards due to frequent inspections.
Have you not noticed the rampant counterfeiting of items of everything imaginable being exported from China?
Gary what's your ultimate vision for your self, your company and the world? Thanks
Oh yes, though Chinese themselves have become pretty good at telling fakes and it's now recently become more of an export market as you mention. For a long time it used to be also pretty open with markets selling fake bags and watches openly in the public, that's become less and less the case now. The factories that make these kind of goods tend to be further inward in the country where labor is much cheaper. Much of toy and apparel industry has moved out of south China a long time ago. Now it's mostly furniture, appliances and of course consumer electronics. And, yes there's plenty of Shanzhai electronics, but most of them get exported to other developing countries. I have not come across a Shanzhai factory yet, but would be curious to see how they operate in all frankness.
For myself: That my funeral will be attended by far more people than anyone realize. For business: Build one of the greatest business empires of all time. For the world: Keep doing what it's doing. The macro is always good.
When changing careers to a different industry, any tips on best way to convince hiring managers that your previous experience is relevant?
By not trying to convince them. Never sell. Make them believe you and your story.
Gary, we know you are a Mount Ida Mustang alum however I've never heard you say what your major was?
Thanks for all you do!