Lean Manufacturing

The Secret to Accessing Startup Funding? Treat It the Same Way You Do Sales.

By doing this, you'll shorten your path to checks, alleviate stress related to disorganization and sharpen your company's system-building skills.<p>Venture capitalists are starving, starving! for solid investments. <i>Business Insider</i>, for example, reported that undeployed funds now total more than $121 …

Venture Capital

Regulator Announces Mid-Year Model Upgrades

<b>November 20, 2017 (EDENTON, NC) –</b> Regulator Marine, manufacturers of the finest in offshore sportfishing boats, hosted its largest annual “Regulator …

Management

Grain mostly lower,livestock mixed

Wheat for Dec. was off 5.25 cents at 4.22 a bushel; Dec. corn rose 2 cents at 3.45 bushel; Dec. oats fell 2 cents at $2.55 bushel; while Nov. …

Business

Tech Startup expert Eric Ries launches new book in London

Eric Ries, author of the Lean Startup spoke at London’s How to Academy on November 15. His latest book “The Startup Way” has just been published. In …

Innovation

Don’t Quit The Day Job (Just Yet)

…or how to go from idea to founding team before you do.<p>Much has been written about how important “team” is to the success of a startup and surely no …

Entrepreneurship

34 Business Books You Won’t Be Able to Put Down

<i>This article originally ran in Term Sheet, Fortune’s newsletter about deals and dealmakers.</i> <i>Sign up here.</i><p>Alright, here it is: the book list to end all …

Success

Stitch Fix’s Katrina Lake Did More With Less Cash

Katrina Lake became the first female chief executive officer to take a company public in the U.S. this year when Stitch Fix Inc. started trading on …

Business

Should Companies Build or Buy a New Feature? 6 Ways to Decide

Need new technology? Then your startup team must make a crucial decision.<p><i>By Steve Carter, co-founder of Candidate.Guru.</i><p>At our startup, we recently made a big decision: We bought Elevated Careers from the dating site eHarmony.<p>Every new project needs a technological solution to support it. If you are …

EHarmony

3 Questions That Will Solve Any Problem Creatively

It was once said that the solution to any problem lies in asking the right question. Here are three.<p>As a culture, we became so polarized that we tend to offer extreme solutions, entrench in them, and not give up an inch from our positions. This is apparent in the way Congress creates laws, these …

Eric Ries

These Are the 7 Deadly Sins of Product-Driven Founders

<i>Are you making any of these company-killing mistakes?</i><p><i>“It doesn’t matter how great your original product or idea is, if you can’t build a great</i> …

Product Management

Total force collaborates to learn CPI

JOINT BASE PEARL HARBOR-HICKAM, Hawaii – U.S. Air Force process managers here took a total force approach to provide two continuous process …

Lean Six Sigma

This Is How You Break Free From the Competition

It’s a question my co-founder David and I get asked all the time:<p><i>You entered a market with thousands of competitors…how do you differentiate</i> …

Eric Ries

Deals: Save 96% On The Lean Six Sigma Project Manager Courses & Certifications

We have an awesome deal for our readers in the Geeky Gadgets Deals store today, you can save 96% on the Lean Six Sigma Project Manager Courses & …

Project Management

5 Big Mistakes Young Entrepreneurs Just Keep Making

The allure of being your own boss is strong, but the reality of running a high-growth startup is that the company is your boss.<p>The world we live in has glamorized the idea of starting one's own business, to the point that children now dream of becoming celebrity entrepreneurs like Elon Musk and …

Entrepreneurship

Stairs: 15 great ideas for houses with little space

The stairs are an essential part of any multi-storey residence. Whether you live in a expansive mansion or a tiny abode, you have to make space for a …

Design

Thinking of Bootstrapping Your Startup? Here's What to Do (And What Not to Do)

Many startup founders choose to bootstrap their businesses instead of finding investors. Here's why -- and here's how you can make bootstrapping work for your startup.<p>Bootstrapping. Some entrepreneurs do it out of necessity. Without significant capital or willing investors, there's no other option. …

Entrepreneurship

3 Reasons Why Project-Led Companies Are Failing

The bleak past of incumbentsAgile has become one of those words in tech which gets slapped onto every job description and misused on a daily basis by …

Lean Startups

The World's Most Influential Business Thinkers 2017

<b>Roger Martin</b>, a strategic advisor and former dean of the University of Toronto’s Rotman School of Management, has been named the world’s leading business thinker by Thinkers50, a London-based consulting firm. Thinkers50 was founded by business consultants and authors Stuart Cranier and Des Dearlove …

Business

Fintech

30 minutes ago<p>By Ian Allison<p>Estimize will be offering one of the L2Q training days as part of Newsweek's data science and capital markets event in …

Project Management

How to grow a lean startup efficiently

It’s not enough anymore for a startup to use an Excel sheet to calculate and keep track of all their budgeting needs. Even if they’ve moved onto Google Sheets, which are, after all, free—that’s still not enough. If your startup is growing, it makes sense to invest in a B2B budgeting tool that uses …

Startups

Why is Innovation So Hard At Big Companies?

If you’re responsible for launching new products, you’ve probably come across Eric Ries’s best-selling book, <i>The Lean Startup</i>. The Lean Startup …

Lean Startups

4 Strategies for Skipping the VC Dog-and-Pony Show So You Really Own Your Company

With the right strategies in place, successful business can be built with little to no funding.<p>Are you looking for ways to grow your business without raising VC funding? In this digital era, you don’t necessarily need to raise a lot of money to get your startup off the ground. In fact, raising …

Entrepreneurship

Hooked by Nir Eyal: A Framework for Creating Habit-Forming Products

Ever since SXSW 2017, I’ve been eager to learn more about behavioral science. <i>Hooked: How to Build Habit-Forming Products</i> by Nir Eyal is my first …

UX Design

The 2017 800-CEO-READ Business Book Awards: Management & Workplace Culture Book Giveaway

Book Giveaway: The 2017 800-CEO-READ Business Book Awards: Management & Workplace Culture Book Giveaway<p>We announced the longlist for the 2017 …

Leadership

CEOs Should Think Like Founders, Not Just Managers

In 2001 the list of companies with the highest market caps was dominated by blue chips. General Electric, Microsoft, ExxonMobil, Walmart, and CitiGroup — all were businesses led by managers who were experts in efficiency and optimization and who grew their businesses by making them work better than …

Satya Nadella

Zero Inventory Driven Development

<b>Thought experiment</b>:<p>Given your current product team, what would it take to ship one commit, maybe even a noop statement, to production? That is your …

Programming

You’re doing MVP wrong

“There is nothing so useless as doing efficiently that which should not be done at all.”<b><br> — Peter Drucker</b><p>But, despite its simplicity and popularity, …

Eric Ries

Creating your own luck with a writing practice

Writing = compound interest<p><b>Writing is like compound interest.</b> Einstein once called compound the Eight Wonder of the World. Ergo, <b>writing is the Eighth</b> …

Writing

The 1990s Telecom Bubble. What Can We Learn?

My goal when I started writing this blog post was to write a review of <i>The Startup Way.</i> In this new book Eric Ries writes about the application of <i>Lean</i> …

Eric Ries

Ops 4.0: Digital enablement, driving journeys from end to end

Lean management’s end-to-end perspective revealed the power in remaking customer journeys. Adding digital and agile makes these transformations …

Customer Experience