Lean Startups

How Business Leaders Can "Lean In" to Disruption

No matter what industry you're in, it'll be disrupted. Here are four ways business leaders can "lean in" to those inevitable changes.<p>When you go out to a restaurant, one of the first things they give you is a glass of ice water. An everyday exchange that we rarely notice, let alone think about. But …

Leadership

Why the Rise of AI Makes Human Intelligence More Valuable Than Ever

In the popular TV show <i>Sherlock</i>, visual depictions of our hero’s deductive reasoning often look like machine algorithms. And probably not by accident, …

Artificial Intelligence

Everyone wants to quit sooner or later. And honestly, that’s okay.

So I’ll start this with a tough truth. I’ve crapped out time and time again. I’ve been scared, scared of failure and embarrassment and scared of …

Success

Digital with a Lean Team

<i>A year into my new role as Director of Digital at</i> <i>the Jewish Museum</i> <i>of New York, I wrote this essay on digital minimalism now published in issue 20 of</i></i> …

Digital Marketing

Recognizing your weaknesses as an entrepreneur

Choosing the right partner and building a team around yourself is hard, focusing on the customer, whether they are right in front of you or in your …

Entrepreneurship

Why Startups Should Use WordPress

Working on the first official pitch for your startup can be nerve-wracking because you’re asking people to take a chance on you. The only way to get …

WordPress

Capital Factory wants to incubate the next Google in Austin, sets aside $100K for contest to find it - Austin Business Journal

Triumphant applicants will have a minimum viable product that Austin investors and Capital Factory mentors find impressive. A minimum viable product …

Startups

Building a start-up from scratch Pt 1 : Identifying the problem

I am not sure if anyone has done this before or will do anything as crazy as this 🤔 . I am going to write about my start-up while I build it from …

Product Management

The Most Ambitious Startups practice Anti-Lean? On the Contrary…

Lean Startup is critical for Moonshots too. NASA proved it 50 years ago. Literally.<p>I read a popular article recently arguing why anti-lean startups …

Product Management

Georgetown University Students Get Military Buy-In on Novel Approach To Solving Security Problems

The Security Studies Program at Georgetown University’s Walsh School of Foreign Service has found a novel way of quickly solving urgent problems facing the U.S. military and intelligence communities. It is offering a class in which graduate students form interdisciplinary teams that systematically …

Georgetown University

These 12 Remarkable Veterans Changed Business Forever

Since World War II, military veterans have continuously innovated and created enduring businesses like no other group in America.<p>Eric Ries, author of <i>The Lean Startup</i>, defines a startup as “a human institution designed to deliver a new product or service under conditions of extreme …

Entrepreneurship

Call It What You Like, Minimum “X” Product Fails For Two Reasons

Everyone wants to start validating the idea for their startup by creating a minimum viable product, minimum delightful product, minimum sellable …

Product Management

JUST DO IT.

We currently live in Elysium — the heaven on earth.<p>1. We are privileged<p>Think about it. If you are a Westerner, from Europe, from America, or much of …

Photography

Lean Inception

Discover the Features<p>Paulo Caroli<p>15 March 2017<p>A feature is a description of an interaction of a user with the product or some other action that the …

Product Management

How To Build Products People Actually Want To Buy (According To A Top NYC Investor)

Creating a disruptive product requires a lot more than a great idea and the determination to make it a reality. It takes in-depth planning, market research, and the flexibility to change course when necessary.<p>Erica Duignan Minnihan makes her living helping founders build products. A veteran angel …

Product Management

Why You Should Think Iteration not Duplication

We all need to grow. Even if it’s in small, subtle ways, as long as we’re growing – we’re moving forward or upward…or whichever direction benefits …

Eric Ries

Lean Startup Is Dead - Long Live Lean Startup

In a previous post, I wrote about how large companies are poised to be the greatest beneficiaries of the lean startup movement. We are entering an era of technology that is well suited to the resources that large companies have (i.e. The Third Wave). This next wave of technology will involve …

Entrepreneurship

7 Steps: How to Make a Living From Your Passion

Dear friend,<p>If your dream is to make a living from your passion; I will try to give you the tools necessary to accomplish it.<p>Step 1: Define your …

Photography

Good Design of Products or Processes Makes Doing the Right Thing Obvious & Easy

<b>Today’s Post in <50 words:</b> Good design, for products or processes, should be intuitive, if not obvious. In this post, I struggle with refueling my …

Design

Swimming with the Stream - Alumni - Harvard Business School

<i>(Above: photo by Christina Gandolfo)</i><p>When <b>Kiran Gandhi (MBA 2015)</b> thinks about marketing her music, she thinks about it in consumer product terms. A …

Harvard Business School

30 reasons why I write

1. If I don’t create, I won’t affect the world around me.<p>2. Writing is the minimum viable product of my life.<p>3. There’s no despair that can’t be held …

Startups

Creating an agile HR function in start-ups & young companies

Indian startup ecosystem has started to show the signs of fatigue with several players fighting for a fair share of customers’ mind space and wallet. …

Eric Ries

About the MVP or the case for de-risking a venture

The ability to understand and develop an MVP is a crucial skill in almost any company or organization. The Minimum Viable Product is a <b>working product</b> …

Product Management

This New Anti-Trump Tech Is The Most Genius Thing Of 2017 

Nearly two months into Trump’s presidency, we’ve seen all the stories imploring us to write, call, and fax our senators about the issues that matter …

Eric Ries

The secret cultural imperatives of the “Most Admired Organizations in the “World” (#2 of a 2-part series)

<i>“What is the common secret to their success? The answer is their organizational culture. Their unique cultural imperatives provide a clear “roadmap”</i> …

Accenture

MVP For Startups: Efficient Use of Time 'n' Money

This post is by Anton Shaleynikov, CEO at DashBouquet, LLC, Belarus<p><b>If you don’t drive your business, you will be driven out of business. –</b> …

Product Management

Lean Inception

Why is it called The <i>Lean Inception</i>?<p>This new inception style is definitely a shift from the 2006 inception. The team doesn't write and estimate user …

Product Management

Fast, Good or Cheap. Pick Three?

The Iron Triangle has obvious shortcomings. Learn how the Lean Startup Process is the best way to achieve "fast", "good", and "cheap".<p>There's an old …

Product Management

Size doesn’t matter: 2 excuses startups should never use

In the world of startups, you often don’t have the answers up front. There are a million unknowns which you have to figure out as you go along, and …

Startups

Here's how (and why) you should fax your local politicians about Trump

Got five minutes to send a few texts?<p>If so, you could get in contact with your senator or congressperson — by fax.<p>A new service called Resistbot, which launched on Wednesday, allows Americans to send faxes to the politicians who represent them, all just by texting "Resist" to 504-09, <i>Recode</i> …

Eric Ries