Find traction — or fail fast trying.

This Substack is chock-full of tools, tips, and mindset shifts you can use today to take your product to market sooner and find traction faster — sent straight to your inbox.

Every Monday morning, you’ll get my flagship newsletter, 3-2-1 Traction — 3 big ideas from me, 2 ideas I’ve curated from around the web, and 1 question designed to help you focus in your journey toward traction.

Hey — I’m JDM 👋

aka Josh David Miller

I’m an entrepreneur and startup advisor based in Sacramento, CA. I’m the founder of The Right Box, where we use design thinking to help venture-backed startups find the traction they need to get from Seed to Series A.

Over the past decade, I helped startup founders and innovators launch or grow 100+ products. Those founders call me “the shredder of business models”.

I think that’s probably a compliment, but I choose not to validate that.

I fashion myself an instigator on something of a quixotic quest to fix entrepreneurship by challenging how we think about our craft. And you can expect me to challenge you during this cohort.

Or, as one founder recently put it: “Josh makes it easy to get rejected and built up at the same time.”

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