Howie Mann Blog

Startup & Investing Advice

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I'm Howie Mann,

I'm a startup executive and former investment banker.

This website is where I share things I have learnt that have helped me problem solve in the world of startups and investing.

I hope it will help you too.

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Recent Articles

How Much is Alibaba Worth? US$900 billion in 2021

June 5, 2021 | 8 minute read


Alibaba operates three of the largest digital platforms in China: e-commerce, cloud and payments. We estimate Alibaba (BABA:NYSE 9988:HKG) to be valued at up to US$900 billion based on a Sum Of The Parts (SOTP) valuation of its various operating segments.

How to Increase User Engagement - 3 Learnings from Psychology

May 30, 2021 | 5 minute read


How to build habit forming products: 1) Deliver unexpected rewards; 2) Trigger based on environment; 3) Repeat easy to perform actions

5 Key UX Design Principles - How to Make Products User Friendly

January 18, 2021 | 6 minute read


Learn the 5 Ways to Make Your Products User Friendly: 1) Affordances, 2) Signifiers, 3) Mapping, 4) Feedback, 5) Conceptual Model. Recognize deliberate design from the hugely popular YouTube mobile app.

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