Author: Matt Bell

The Anatomy of Failure

The Anatomy of Failure - Startup Revival

Have you ever heard of Steve Jobs? It’s a silly question, I know. Everyone has heard of Steve Jobs, the man who transformed an entire industry, created the iPod, iPhone, iPad, the Mac – products that are indispensable to our daily lives. We know him today as one of, if not the most successful entrepreneurs… Read more »

How to start a startup: 3 big steps


If you haven’t read Peter Thiel’s book, Zero to One, you should stop what you are doing and go do that right now. (disclosure: I am not being paid to recommend this book) Peter Thiel is regarded as one of the world’s foremost thought leaders on startups, technology and innovation. An in-your-face contrarian, he introduces… Read more »

Five ways to validate your startup idea

A friend once said to me, ?dude, I have an idea for a billion dollar website.? I?ve heard this type of thing many times before, but I entertained him, ?oh yeah? What is it?? I asked. His enthusiasm growing, ?it?s a professional social network for small business owners.? Puzzled, I responded, ?that sounds a little… Read more »

Five Ways to Optimize Long Tail Affiliates

If you?ve ever managed an affiliate program before, then you?re probably no stranger to the 80/20 rule, that 80% of your affiliate program?s revenue comes from 20% of your affiliates. It?s true. A typical affiliate program relies on a small group of high-performing affiliates to drive most of the volume, but what if it was… Read more »

Recession is Actually a Great Time to Start a New Business

Recession is a great time to start a business | Startup Revival

As I am writing this we are in the midst of the coronavirus pandemic of early 2020. If you are feeling the pains of quarantine and social distancing, you are not alone. These are unprecedented times. The world has been flipped upside down. The economy has been brought to a screeching halt. Many businesses, big… Read more »

You have access to all of heaven

And God raised us up with Christ and seated us with him in the heavenly realms in Christ Jesus. – Ephesians 2:6 NIV As a result of Jesus? work on the cross, and our acceptance of Jesus as our lord and savior, we are no longer slaves to sin. We have been adopted by God… Read more »

You Are Not Your Mistakes

?When he was still a long way off, his father saw him. His heart pounding, he ran out, embraced him, and kissed him.? – Luke 15:20-24 MSG You?ve likely heard the parable of the Prodigal Son, as told by Jesus. The son of a wealthy man demands his inheritance to be given to him at… Read more »

Identity: Know Who You Are In Christ


Identity is the key to unlocking your full potential. It is impossible to know what God has called you to do, in business or life in general, without first knowing who you are and who God has created you to be. You are not what you do, how you look, where you come from, where… Read more »

Sylvester Stallone Says Jesus Is The Inspiration For Anyone To Go The Distance

World famous actor Sylvester Stallone is known to be one tough guy. His lead roles in the?Rambo?movie franchise,?Rocky,?and more recently?Creed?movies have portrayed that image. The 72 year-old actor is ?one of the most popular actors in cinematic history.? His first Rocky movie won the Academy Award for Best picture of 1976 which launched him as… Read more »

The 7 Mountain Strategy And How You Can Shape Culture

Every Christian is Called Os Hillman says, ?The?7 Mountain Strategy?helps Christians understand that their calling is from the Lord.? People?s work and sphere of influence can be used in impacting culture for the Gospel. Os continues saying the?7 Mountain Strategy, ?is not a theology, it is not dominionism. It is simply a strategy for the… Read more »