Lean Startups

Stories of Scale: Standing out in SaaS with custom tracking metrics

<b>Stories of Scale</b> <i>is a content series we’re doing with startup participants from our conference in a partnership with EQT Ventures, sharing growth stories and lessons from industry insiders centered around 4 pillars: technology, business, human optimization, and communication.</i><p>During our TNW …

Startups

Eentrepreneur defies fast fashion with clothing made in NC | Miami Herald

After moving to Raleigh in 2013, California native Jenny Hwa immersed herself in the Triangle food scene. While volunteering at Raleigh City Farm …

Eric Ries

Is Humility the Secret to Business Success Today?

Don’t mistake the recent dishonorable departure of Uber CEO Travis Kalanick as an isolated incident. It’s a sign of something bigger — and something …

Leadership

If You Want to Lead, Read These 10 Books

Last week, John Coleman posted a list of recommended books, 11 Books Every Young Leader Should Read.<p>There were no books by women on the list.<p>While …

Clayton Christensen

This Startup Is Helping America's Small Grocers Take on Amazon in the Fight for a $600 Billion Market

This rapidly growing startup is helping small grocers use ecommerce to expand their business.<p>Amazon's $13.4 billion acquisition of Whole Foods in June took America's $600 billion retail grocery industry by surprise. Overnight, Amazon went from being a pure play online retailer, to owning one of the …

Startups

One Framework Does Not Rule Them All [Infographic]

Just as teams benefit from diverse, multi-functional teams, at the macro-level organizations can benefit from diverse practices such as systems …

Design Thinking

Why Saignée is Like No Other Rosé

Saignée (“sohn-yay”) means “to bleed,” and it also describes a method of rosé winemaking that involves “bleeding” off a portion of red wine juice …

Rosé

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

We have a great last minute deal on the Lean Six Sigma Project Manager Courses & Certifications in the Geeky Gadgets Deals store today.<p>The Lean Six …

Project Management

EasyJet Pilots Ask Airline's Founder to Intervene on Cost-Cutting

EasyJet Plc’s French pilots have appealed to Stelios Haji-Ioannou, the U.K. discount carrier’s founder and biggest shareholder, to intervene in a …

Aviation

Investors Can Still Win Even When ICOs Don’t Meet Funding Targets

Underfunded ICOs can still be successful and make investors rich, slowly. The key is finding a promising project with skilled, committed developers.

Icos

How to Protect Yourself During Lean Times

Weathering the entrepreneur financial cycle is tough, but there are strategies you can implement to make sure money is coming in during your lean times.<p>Working independently means your business runs in a cycle. It could be an obvious run, like biannual fashion seasons and weather-dependent trends. …

Entrepreneurship

Podcast #329: Stick With It — The Science of Behavior Change | The Art of Manliness

If you’re like most people, you’ve probably got some habits you’d like to change: maybe you want to quit smoking or eat better or check your phone …

Eric Ries

The city’s IT overhaul is not going so well. Here’s how to do better

A story by <i>Inquirer</i> reporter <b>Claudia Vargas</b> revealed Friday that the city’s IT upgrades have gone over-budget by $21 million and are significantly …

Lean Manufacturing

I Started My Business on a Spreadsheet -- Here's Why All Bootstrapped Companies Need to Start Lean

Start small, prove out the real business need, concentrate on learning how to sell or convert and then retain customers, and you're setting yourself up for bootstrapped business success.<p>In late 2012, I was burned out. I basically had two jobs: I was working full time at Distilled in New York with …

Entrepreneurship

What is Engaging Content and How to Create It

I am not a big fan of buzzwords.Fluff is fluff, no matter how trendy it is.Throwing around the word ‘engaging’ has almost become a staple of the …

Digital Marketing

How to Boost Your SEO Using the Lean Startup Methodology

Planning and executing a major content marketing and SEO strategy can be time-consuming and very expensive, especially if it fails. While SEO isn’t …

Digital Marketing

Chief Technology Officer Job Description: What Does a CTO Do?

<i>For more content like this, follow ButterCMS on Twitter and subscribe to our blog.</i><p>Many developers aspire to be in a CTO-role someday, but what does …

Programming

Okay folks, maybe cool it with the messenger bots.

There’s a small co-working space in Helena, Montana that has a more effective Facebook Messenger strategy than most marketers. They use an incredibly …

Chatbots

Accenture announces acquisition of Cloud Solutions

Accenture (NYSE:ACN) announces the acquisition of Concrete Solutions, a Brazilian company applying Lean and Agile methodologies to cloud mobile …

Business

Why the Voice of America Built a Dedicated News Site about Hunger in Africa

In late February, the United Nations declared a famine in parts of South Sudan. It was an urgent call to action — immense suffering and considerable …

Journalism

Regional streaming service gets local

A Riverina-based streaming service which aims to fill the void left by the withdrawal of local TV crews is hoping to expand to other regional centres.<p>…

TV (Australia)

You adapt, or you adopt, or you die

I was in Boston and stopped by the Harvard Business Review for their IdeaCast podcast. I shared my current thinking about innovation in companies and …

Innovation

Hackaday Prize Best Product Finalist: PewPew

This year for the Hackaday Prize, we’re doing something very, very cool. We’re encouraging hardware entrepreneurs to come up with the next big …

Game Programming

Seeing a Way Forward

27 Jul 2017<p>A social enterprise leader looks for ways to improve services for a critical health care need in Mexico<p>Re: Daphne Leger (MBA 2012)<p>by …

Harvard Business School

This Livestreaming Stoner App Connects Potheads Around the Globe

On Toke.tv, a marijuana-centric livestreaming app based in downtown L.A., users broadcast themselves rolling joints, packing bowls and admiring their …

Los Angeles

Become An Entrepreneur With These 10 Products

By CRACKED Store Published: August 04th, 2017 This piece was written by the people who run the Cracked Store to tell you about products that are …

Humor

5 tips for mastering the role of product manager

As a product manager, you may have unknowingly signed up to become a professional juggler. While no two days are alike, we constantly find ourselves juggling multiple balls and doing our best to keep them up in the air. We move between various product features and release cycles while keeping every …

Project Management

Why Doing Too Much Research Can Actually Prevent You From Launching Your Business

When thinking about doing something new, we analyze and dissect the idea. But this could be preventing you from action.<p>Many of us talk about doing something new in business. We analyze it and think through the details. We imagine how taking this new direction might affect other areas of our lives. …

Eric Ries

Building an Internal Event Calendar App in Flight

Recently I volunteered to create a calendar app that we could use to share events across our organization, especially in the areas of Diversity and …

Microsoft SharePoint

Money Won't Make You Happy. Here's What Will, According to Science

Consider this when making big career choices.<p><i>At age 25, would you pursue a well-paying corporate job that makes you unhappy or a hobby that makes you happy but has no guarantee to pay the bills? originally appeared on Quora -- the place to gain and share knowledge, empowering people to learn from</i> …

Eric Ries