Eric Ries

How to get into DevOps

I've observed a sharp uptick of developers and systems administrators interested in "getting into DevOps" within the past year or so. This pattern …

Open Source Movement

Why Business Design is the Most Important Skill of the Future

The times of pure Design Thinking are over: Certainly, the last years have seen the rise of Design Thinking and similar processes (most lately design …

Design Thinking

The 25 most influential books ever written about business

<i>The</i> <i>Insider Picks</i> <i>team writes about stuff we think you'll like. Business Insider has affiliate partnerships so we get a share of the revenue from your purchase.</i><p>Warren Buffett — arguably the most skilled investor of our time — said reading 500 pages a day was the key to success, because "that's how …

Success

Hire slowly, grow slowly: how we grew from 1 to 100 employees

I shut down my computer and glanced at my desk calendar.<p>It was January 23, 2011. My company, JotForm, was five years old.<p>We had six employees, …

Entrepreneurship

Want to Be an Ally to Women at Work? Here Are Five Things Men in Tech Have Been Doing.

Photo illustration by <i>Slate</i>. Photo by Thinkstock. In the wake of the #MeToo movement, more women are coming forward with their stories of workplace …

Diversity

4 books every good boss has read

Business leaders think differently, and that's what sets them apart.<p>Once you know how your leadership team thinks, you'll be able to unlock doors that may otherwise be inaccessible. Either your bosses will realize that you have what it takes to move up the ranks, or you will be better situated to …

Psychology

A UX Career is a Business Career

<i>Don’t panic! Here’s a mini-curriculum to boost your business savviness.</i><p>There’s this venn diagram that I’m sure you’ve seen many times. It’s in just …

Lean Startups

Minimum Viable Product is Not a Product, But a Mindset

<b>Minimum Viable Product (</b><b>MVP)</b> is one of the most overused and misunderstood terms in product development. It’s all the rage: everybody from startups …

Product Management

Why Crypto is HUGELY Overrated, and Underrated

<i>“We tend to overestimate the effect of a technology in the short run and underestimate the effect in the long run.” “We tend to overestimate the</i> …

Bitcoin

WP Engine, a managed WordPress platform, raises $250M from Silver Lake

While apps continue to grow in popularity as a primary route for people to interface with the digital world, there remains a very significant role for the web, and today, a startup that helps businesses build and run websites, specifically on WordPress, has raised a very large round of money.<p>WP …

Business

Lean Startup Summit coming to Amsterdam

A conference dedicated to lean startup methodology<p>Eric Ries’ lean startup methodology, based on eliminating wasteful practices, has <b>changed the way</b> …

Amsterdam

The Top Ten Technology Books Of 2017

As we kick off a new year, and to accompany my list of Top 17 Technology Articles of 2017 and my list of most read Forbes Technovation columns , I wanted to take a quick look back to offer some thoughts on the top ten technology books from 2017. Here goes:<p>The Four: The Hidden DNA of Amazon, Apple, …

Startups

'Good Enough' Is Fine for Getting Started but It's Not a Worthy Goal

Entrepreneurs can afford neither perfectionism nor complacency.<p><i>Good enough</i> is a ubiquitous cliche of entrepreneurship, particularly in the start up space in which the MVP is literally just that -- the <i>minimum.</i> In fact, Eric Ries first defined it in <i>The Lean Startup</i> as the 'version of a new product …

Entrepreneurship

Reading List: Top 10 Books On Creative Leadership From 2017

As another busy year comes to a close, here are my top reading recommendations from 2017, with deep dives into entrepreneurship, technology, commerce, culture, and more:<p><b>CREATIVE LEADERSHIP BOOK OF THE YEAR</b><p><b>Eric Ries,</b> <b>The Startup Way: How Modern Companies Use Entrepreneurial Management to Transform</b> …

Lean Startups

Flexibility & Change Can Be Keys to Entrepreneurial Success

Dawn Dickson created Flat Out of Heels, for the 78% of high-heel-wearing women who take off their shoes because their feet hurt. I wrote about her when she took second place in SBA’s InnovateHER: Innovating for Women Business Challenge in 2016, a competition to recognize individuals whose products …

Lean Startups

18 new books for entrepreneurs to get ahead in 2018

What better way to get started in the new year than with a list of books to read? That’s how I see it. So here’s my selection of books to make sense …

Success

Product Management: A skillset for meeting market demands

BCBusiness + BrainStation<p>Delivering customer value is the lifeblood of every company. Regardless of your role within a business, be it as sales …

Product Management

Marketers Are Taking This Technique From Silicon Valley to Create Better Content

There's value in having a small audience online for your business. It gives you a chance to learn from your customers and fine-tune your future messaging.<p>It doesn't matter if your content is getting 10, 20, 30 or 300 views, what matters is how you use those views to increase the quality of your …

Digital Marketing

Entrepreneurialism: Taking the Leap by Misha Tenenbaum

Today we’re walking about how to build a business, an unusual topic for PVC to be sure. You can also watch my recent webinar about this topic here. …

Filmmaking

So Your Company Has a Hit. What Next?

In July 2016 a pandemic broke out. Tiny monsters known as Pokémon suddenly appeared all over the world, threatening to use their fantastic powers to do battle in parks, on city blocks, and in homes. Fortunately, a dedicated volunteer force quickly arose to subdue them, using little-known technology …

Pokémon Go

Where Are We Going with Learning and Assessment? Takeaways from ETCPS 2017

A few weeks ago, I attended ETCPS 2017, the Educational Technology and Computational Psychometrics Symposium hosted by ACTNEXT by ACT in Iowa City. …

Learning

The Worst Ideas I Had As A Founder (That Went Extremely Well)

<i>Much of this information is taken from my new book</i><i>Explosive Growth — A Few Things I Learned Growing To 100 Million Users & Losing $78 Million</i><i>.</i><p>There …

Lean Startups

The Top 10 Books of 2017 for entrepreneurs!

<i>From the stacks of books received for review and picked up from overseas visits, here is our pick of the some of the best titles of the year for</i> …

Innovation

'Some people think it's trendspotting. It is in its b*****ks': How beloved Dublin boozer MVP came to be

Image: MVP<p>Image: MVP<p>TREVOR O’SHEA REMEMBERS receiving an email from a PR agency a few years ago with the subject line, “D8 is great”.<p>The header …

News (Ireland)

Here Are the First 6 Books You Should Read In 2018

And if you've already read one of these, I recommend the perfect complement.<p>If you love lists, December is a fun month to browse the internet. These lists usually take one of two forms: You're looking back on the previous year or eyeing the horizon for the year to come.<p>Some of the lists in the …

Trails

Andrey Kudievskiy - Founder and CEO of Distillery

I find and empower the right people to make things happen. My biggest desire is to get all the right people in the right positions, and they’re the …

Lean Startups

Fortune's Favorite Business Books of the Year

The must-read<p>Option B, by Sheryl Sandberg and Adam Grant<p>Sandberg’s raw and heart-wrenching new book is useful for business readers and anyone else …

Leadership

Failure isn’t just an option, it’s a necessity

"Failure is not an option” might be a good motivational slogan for Nasa engineers planning a space mission to Mars, but, as anyone who’s been …

Lean Startups

Lean Start-Up's Newest Tool is a Game Changer for All Innovators

Use Innovation Accounting to Drive the Metrics that Matter Most for Your New Venture or Start-Up<p>As the field of innovation management matures, many entrepreneurs and companies have built solid capabilities in design thinking, rapid prototyping, portfolio management, open innovation, and the list …

Lean Startups