It’s a special TWiST Live for Ep600! Jason sits down with Eric Ries, author of “The Lean Startup” and the upcoming, Kickstarter-backed, “The Leader’s Guide.”...
A lot of people are — understandably so — very confused when it comes to innovation methodologies, frameworks, and techniques. Questions like: “When should we use Design Thinking?”, “What is the…
There are three thinking styles that have transformed how we develop new products today: Agile, Lean (Startup) and Design Thinking. Design Thinking is the least defined and most problematic to expl…
The hardest part of any new product launch is the beginning, when it’s not quite working, and you’re iterating and molding the experience to fix it. It may be the hardest phase, but it’s also the most fun. The Product Death Cycle All of this was on my mind when I saw a great tweet from […]
Please raise your hand, if you’ve ever heard about minimum viable product (MVP) and have no clue what it is. When you talk to software…
Researchers found educationally diverse teams perform better, but adding MBAs to the mix has both negative and positive effects.
«Teams with at least one member who held an MBA degree struggled relative to others and, as a result, formulated fewer hypotheses and converged more slowly on business ideas.»
At the heart of the Lean Startup movement, the Business Model Canvas can help early stage startups carve out a successful model.
«Use Post-Its on the Canvas to sketch out your basic business model using your best guesses — your best hypothesis of what will work, Osterwalder says.»
Recently, startup veterans have identified four core challenges with the Lean Startup. Let's break each of those down & look at a more effective methodology.
«an alternative approach I developed that can serve as a better guide for new product innovation called The Deliberate Startup.»
July 2013One of the most common types of advice we give at Y Combinator is to do things that don't scale. A lot of would-be founders believe that startups either take off or don't. You build…
«. It's not the product that should be insanely great, but the experience of being your user. The product is just one component of that.»
Launching a new enterprise—whether it’s a tech start-up, a small business, or an initiative within a large corporation—has always been a hit-or-miss proposition. According to the decades-old formula,…
«Using lean methods across a portfolio of start-ups will result in fewer failures than using traditional methods.»
A version of this article first appeared in the Harvard Business Review Reading the NY Times article “Jeffrey Katzenberg Raises $1 Billion for Short-Form Video Venture,” I realized it was time for …
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