Explosive Growth: A Few Things I Learned While Growing My Startup To 100 Million Users & Losing $78 Million

#1 Best-Seller in 5 Startup & Entrepreneurship Categories
*Named Top 5 Business Growth Book by Entrepreneur Magazine

This compelling and inspiring narrative gives entrepreneurs a rare behind-the-scenes look inside a fast-growing startup that created the first online dating app and grew to 100 million users.

Explosive Growth combines lively and often hilarious storytelling, revealing genius growth tactics, numerous case-studies, and its step-by-step playbook to help your startup grow massively.

Due to its raw storytelling style, practical lessons, compelling content, and fast-paced read, Explosive Growth is a one-of-a-kind business book that transcends the narrow entrepreneurial audience to also appeal to readers and business students looking to learn about startup life and entrepreneurship. It holds nothing back while detailing the highest highs and lowest lows of what it’s really like to run a startup.

Cliff Lerner’s online dating startup, Snap Interactive, was running out of money when he bet the company’s fortunes on a then-unknown platform called Facebook. The app suddenly began to acquire 100,000 new users daily for free, and soon after the stock price skyrocketed 2,000 percent, setting off an extraordinary chain of events filled with sudden success and painful lessons.

You will learn how to:

IGNITE EXPLOSIVE GROWTH by creating a remarkable product
* Explore valuable VIRAL GROWTH strategies to grow rapidly
* Execute the GENIUS MEDIA HACKS that helped us acquire 100 million users


“A must read for founders and CEOs who want to achieve rapid growth while also building a great product and company.” -Payal Kadakia, Founder & Executive Chairman of ClassPass

Explosive Growth is without question one of the most useful and entertaining business books I have ever read. Cliff gives you a roadmap to massively grow your startup with specific tactical lessons made memorable through engaging stories. This book is a must-read.” -David Perry, Digital Sales & Business Development Expert at Google, Adobe, Amazon, Startup Advisor

“Want to know how to grow your startup to 100 million users? Then this is the book for you. Explosive Growth gives step-by-step instructions, case studies and proven tactics on how to explode your growth.” -Entrepreneur Magazine by Syed Balkhi

“Lessons for startups and CEOs on growth hacking, marketing, and innovation from one of the smartest founders I know.” -Andrew Weinreich, Inventor of Social Networking

Community Review

  • Do you like extremely specific sports analogies applied to business practices? What about the ego of a hedge fund manager for 300 pages? How about a book written by a guy who started a software company with no software background and not the slightest idea how to do it?

    Well then, this is your book! Filled with tasty morsels of insights and ideas (like having a company massage day … really page 206, right before the awe-inspiring unique suggestion of something called a “company newsletter” – groundbreaking stuff here!)

    The author also namedrops a bunch of recommended books, all by authors who happened to be living, giving public speeches, and promoting themselves … I’m sure he wasn’t expecting any kickback in the process … no, not from a wall street hedge fund manager, that’s not something he’d do. But don’t expect any unique titles to hit this list. It’s the usual suspects, Eric Ries, Peter Theil … it’d be like going to a sci-fi conference and recommending Isaac Asimov to everyone … gee thanks …

    The one nice thing about this book (which is why it’s a two star review!) is that since the text is so vapid of insight and depth, you can quite literally read it like some top graduate from Evelyn Wood’s speed reading course. Don’t worry, you’re missing anything by going too fast, he’ll repeat it again in 5 pages.

    But really, don’t worry about it … it’s like 12 bucks … won’t be the worst 12 bucks you ever spent. Besides, he’s not a bad author, the text actually is quite readable and there isn’t much New Yorker style needlessly long stories without getting to the point.

    Not the worst the book I’ve read this year (and I’m writing this in February) but certainly not 5-star awesome, would read again!!!

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