Lean Startups

Summer Reading List for Student Entrepreneurs

Entrepreneurs see summer for what it really is—an opportunity. Maybe now is the extra time you need to perfect that prototype, craft that business …

Entrepreneurship

Half of All Small Businesses Fail by Year 5 - Here’s Why (INFOGRAPHIC)

Every business owner wants to succeed. But achieving success doesn’t come easy to most entrepreneurs.<p>Fifty percent of small businesses, in fact, fail …

Small Business

98 books every entrepreneur should read

1. <b>The Lean Startup: How Today’s Entrepreneurs Use Continuous Innovation to Create Radically Successful Businesses</b> by Eric Ries<p>2. <b>Zero to One: Notes on</b> …

Entrepreneurship

Why You Should Do Photography Work For Free

We’re often told as photographers not to work for free. I disagree. I think when we’re starting off, it is a good idea to work for free. Then as you …

Street Photography

10 Essential Reads for Leaders in a Disruptive Future

Leadership is one of the most rewarding and most difficult aspects of business. When done right, it seems effortless. When done wrong, it can damage …

Leadership

Learn Lean Six Sigma and open more career doors

This online project management education can help you become the successful leader you've always wanted to be.<p>Six Sigma and Lean are two of the most …

Project Management

Top Books Recommended on the Podcast “The Top Entrepreneurs”

225 books ranked by number of times mentioned on the podcast The Top Entrepreneurs in Money, Marketing, Business and Life By Nathan Latka<p>1. <b>The Hard</b> …

Success

Lean Enterprise Transformation: The Journey Inside Large Organizations, Sonja Kresojevic, Partner, Spinnaker

Large enterprises facing disruption struggle to transform quickly enough—from becoming more innovative to improving processes, culture, and ways of working. Transformation programs are often linear, multi-year engagements not focused on continuous learning and improvement. In this workshop, Sonja …

Startups

Lean UX and Agile Design Training

Course Details<p>DateJune 28 2017 (9:30am – 4:30pm)VenueEtc Venues - Liverpool Street, London, United KingdomTrainerTim FidgeonDuration1 dayCost$765.00 …

UX Design

How to build a great career, according to the biggest names in IT

Photo credit: David Paul Morris/Bloomberg via Getty ImagesWhether you’re a recent graduate fresh out of college or a programming veteran, a piece of …

Eric Ries

Lean and Mean: Power of Minimalism in UI Design.

Simple doesn’t primitive. Less isn’t vague. Short doesn’t say little. Air doesn’t equal emptiness. Today we are talking about minimalism.<p>In the book …

Digital Design

How I Unlearn

There’s a great story about a Zen master and a professor. When the professor visited the master to learn about the essence of Zen, the master served …

Eric Ries

How to Stop Wasting Time on the Wrong Content

Have you ever spent weeks or even months crafting a perfect piece of content that generated almost no response from your audience? You expected …

Digital Marketing

How to go from a great idea to a reliable application

This week on the Boagworld Show we have talks on design iteration, achieving design clarity and going from idea to application.<p>Skip to talk 1 …

The Story of Two Incredibly Productive Days of Coding

Two days ago I made this tweet:<p>With the various responsibilities of day-to-day operations, onboarding new developers, and general procrastination, I …

Programming

Amazon and Microsoft lead IaaS market

Market analyst Gartner has released a new magic quadrant that visualizes how cloud companies are currently sitting in the market. According to the …

Enterprise Tech

Stoicism and Product Management

Tim Ferriss has made Stoicism hip and accessible. That is a good thing. I came across Ryan Holiday via Tim’s podcast, and it rekindled a long lost …

Product Management

Should I learn to code if I want to be a tech entrepreneur?

One common question I get asked is: “<i>Should I learn to code if I want to be a tech entrepreneur?”</i><p>Having been a software engineer who has built and …

Startups

This is how to make innovation actually happen in your business

Fintech is disrupting the financial services industry on a scale not seen before. It’s growing by the minute and evolving constantly. Businesses must …

Innovation

'Lean Back': Facebook Looks to Woo Viewers and Brands With TV

Most Popular<p>Facebook wants users to "lean back." No, that's not the sequel to Sheryl Sandberg's book "Lean In"; it's how people watch TV, unlike the …

Advertising Industry

The Evolution of THE STARTUP WAY Cover

<i>Guest post by Marcus Gosling, VP of Product, Long-Term Stock Exchange.</i><p>I’m excited to reveal the final cover for Eric’s next book, THE STARTUP WAY, …

How to Create a Successful App: The Art of Finding a Problem Worth Solving

Most successful products share one thing in common: they are <i>efficient painkillers</i>. In order for your app to capture a share of the market and become …

Entrepreneurship

Gartner confirms what we all know: AWS and Microsoft are the cloud leaders, by a fair way

Paranormal parallelogram for IaaS has Google on the same lap, IBM and Oracle trailingGartner has published a new magic quadrant for …

IaaS

The Lean Project Manager

- June 19, 2017<p>Laurent Kummer is a quality and project management professional, having delivered IT and quality projects to large private companies …

Project Management

Here’s Why Your Innovation Strategy Will Fail

A decade ago, Apple looked unbeatable. It’s launch of the iPhone completely revolutionized mobile phones and made good on Steve Jobs’ vision of …

Innovation

Geeky Gadgets Deals Of The Week, June 17th 2017

It is time for our weekly Geeky Gadgets Deals Of The Week roundup of the most popular deal in our deals store over the last week.<p>Some of the popular …

Project Management

Forget Details: Start a Business With These Three Things

If these three elements of your business exist, then all the other details will fall into place.<p>What does it take to really start a business?<p>As a consultant and mentor to small businesses and entrepreneurs, a problem I too often find is many entrepreneurs get stuck in the mundane and unimportant …

Small Business

6 Ways Stephen King Can Improve Your Business Writing

The modern master of suspense has sold more than 400 million books. His advice can inspire leaders to become stronger communicators.<p><i>“Words create sentences; sentences create paragraphs; sometimes paragraphs quicken and begin to breathe.” -- Stephen King</i><p>Great writing won't turn your feeble startup …

Writing

Nike Goes Lean and Mean

Nike has bulldozed rivals for decades by building the dominant global sneaker production and distribution system and flooding the airwaves with …

Under Armour

Not All Improvement Ideas Require “Projects”

In this post, I share some thoughts and build upon one of the presentations at last week's Lean Healthcare Transformation Summit, where, Tim Pehrson, …

Startups