Lean Startups

9 Ways Great Entrepreneurs Succeed, Despite the Odds

Technologists will tell you that it takes the right technology to drive a successful business, but investors tend to look first for the right founders. Why?<p>Even the most diligent investors are often surprised by apparently solid business startups that fail, while others succeed, despite the odds.<p>In …

Eric Ries

2 Simple Tests You Need to Take Before You Start a Business

It's all a wasted effort if you can't be profitable.<p><i>What is the process to test the viability of a business idea? originally appeared on Quora - the place to gain and share knowledge, empowering people to learn from others and better understand the world.</i><p><b>Answer by Bernie Klinder, Entrepreneur,</b> …

Small Business

Last Minute Deal: Lean Six Sigma Project Manager Courses & Certifications

There is till time to get your hands on our great deal on the Lean Six Sigma Project Manager Courses & Certifications in the Geeky Gadgets Deals …

Project Management

Why and How This Pizza Restaurant Owner Engages People Through Kaizen

A culture of continuous improvement is really powerful - in a pizza restaurant or any type of workplace. It engages Milennials and people from other …

Startups

4 Signs That You Must Pivot or Collapse

The vast majority of startups fail within the first couple of years. While this is sobering, the fact is that many of these failed ventures could …

Eric Ries

Lean Startup Summit London, June 13-14 2017, London Stock Exchange and Here East

Lean Startup Summit London (June 13-14 at London Stock Exchange and Here East) brings to life the strategic tactics that startups, high-growth …

Startups

Could the proposed Pa. tech tax threaten Philly's status as a 'lean startup's paradise'?

If you are running a tech company in Philadelphia and happen to be thinking about taxes, you may want to take your mind off of city wage and soda tax …

Startups

Intro to Agile and Lean Bootcamp

GA London, The Relay Building<p>1st Floor, 114 Whitechapel High Street<br>London<p>Can’t Make It?<p>Follow this workshop to get an email the next time it’s …

Project Management

Sheryl Sandberg on how having her self-confidence shattered made her a better leader

In <i>Lean In</i>, Sheryl Sandberg, Facebook’s chief operating officer, implored women to bring their whole selves to work, not just their public and professional selves. If this was tough advice to take from one of the world’s most successful women, it was just as hard for Sandberg to live up to her own …

Leadership

A Lesson From Toyota: Thanking Employees for Pointing Out Problems

Reminder: I’m hosting and participating in a free webinar being held today at 1 PM Eastern<p>Now to today’s blog post…<p>Thanks to Lean Frontiers for …

Startups

How to Prevent Your Software Startup From Running out of Gas

Finish your first iteration quickly, knowing that the most successful apps are a series of experiments -- and iterations.<p>Launching a software startup has become as irresistible as an all-you-can-eat pizza buffet in a kindergarten classroom. Indeed, software startups are the "it" factor all …

Entrepreneurship

5 Easy, Fear-Smashing Steps To Turn Your Half-Baked Startup Ideas Into Success Stories - Foundr

“Entrepreneur is just French for ‘has ideas, does them.’” – Alexis Ohanian, co-founder of Reddit.<p>They say that the journey of a thousand miles begins …

Eric Ries

Heathcare Provider Aetna Pulls Out of Last Few Obamacare Exchanges

Aetna announced Wednesday that it will stop offering Obamacare exchange plans in 2018, making it the latest major health insurance provider to …

Insurance

88 tools that’ll help you grow your business anywhere you go

Every now and then, I get this question:<p><i>“Tiffany, what is it like working overseas? Where you don’t know the people, the lifestyle, the culture, the</i> …

South-east Asia

How to Set the Technical Direction for Your Team

<i>This post was originally posted on my blog</i><p>I've found that one of the keys to a productive and happy development team is when every member of the team …

Management

Leaner Than Lean: How Digitalization Transforms Manufacturing

If you want to see the future of manufacturing, follow the Tama River about 45 kilometers upstream from Tokyo’s Haneda Airport to the GE Healthcare …

Manufacturing

With a new 'Startup Cohort,' 1776 gets more formal

The incubator concept, at it’s core, is quite simple: Get a bunch of entrepreneurs together in the same space (physical or virtual) where they can …

Startups

The Top 10 Books Every Leader Must Read

Being a leader requires a strong drive to learn, something these 10 authors dwell on.<p>Were you to ask any great leader in the world for his or her secret to success, the answer would be simple: listening. That's because the best leaders aren't necessarily the best at speaking, in order to dictate, …

Eric Ries

3 Recent Audience Questions on Kaizen & Continuous Improvement

Here are three audience questions we didn't have time to address after a recent talk that I gave... questions about engaging people in improvement …

Startups

Eight Books That Will Make You A Better Business Development Executive

, CommunityVoice<p>For business development professionals, a continual pursuit of education and professional development is the key to career advancement. And one of the best ways to improve your skills and knowledge is to learn from the experiences of other successful individuals who have been in …

Eric Ries

Does Scrum Live Up To Its Hype?

, CommunityVoice<p>In this digital world, disruptions happen very fast. Today you can create a taxi service without owning a single taxi or a driver (see Uber, valued at $70 billion) or create a hotel business using the homes of ordinary people (see Airbnb, valued at $31 billion).<p>All of this happened …

Project Management

Is Your Startup Really a Small Business in Disguise?

As the digital economy progresses, the lines between startups and successful small businesses are starting to blur. To be sure, you wouldn’t confuse …

Small Business

My Top 5 Prospecting Apps for the Lean Start-Up

<b>As a start-up, we at Akita are always looking for ways to game/hack standard processes to minimize cost and maximize results. Below I list and</b> …

Google Apps

6 Things Successful Entrepreneurs Do Differently

If you want to become a successful entrepreneur, learn these traits today.<p>While each entrepreneurial success story is different, certain qualities …

Entrepreneurship

Starting Over: How FreshBooks Reinvented Its Online Accounting Service On The Fly

The 2013 holiday party at FreshBooks was a blowout affair, as employees and their families gathered to celebrate not just the season but also a major milestone. The company, based in Toronto, had established itself as the leading provider of online bookkeeping software for self-employed …

Opinion

Reader Question: A Lone Wolf in #Lean Facilitator’s Clothing

Today's reader question comes from somebody who has been put in the position of what I call "the lone wolf" in a health system. This happens a lot. A …

Startups

Overcoming the Barriers to Lean Innovation in the Enterprise

<b>Insights from Bob Dorf, Cindy Alvarez, and Aaron Eden</b><p><i>Guest Post by Mike Fishbein</i><p>By now, the merits of Lean methodologies are clear, enabling even the …

50 best resources when learning to code

Introduction<p>Learning to code has slowly become a valuable asset. Regardless of your profession, understanding coding and technology is a valuable …

Learning

The 7 Most Popular Platforms To Self-Publish Your Ebook Make Money

Want to grow your audience? Have a message you know you should share with the world?<p>If you’re a blogger, writer, and/or an entrepreneur, you might be …

Eric Ries

Can big companies produce real innovation?

The games industry has gone through a series of major transitions and changes over the past couple of decades - changes to the platforms people play …

Eric Ries