Eric Ries - Startup Lessons Learned Read This Excerpt From Steve Case (AOL)’s New Book Guest post by Melissa Moore, co-founder of Lean Startup Co. The Lean Startup movement brings together the brightest minds in Silicon Valley to share the ... Lean Startup Week 2016: Call for Speakers Guest post by Kirsten Cluthe, editorial director of Lean Startup Co. Speaking at Lean Startup Week offers renowned and emerging industry leaders the opportunity ... Lean Startup Week: Seven Days of Focused Innovation Training Guest post by Jennifer Maerz, Contributing Editor of Lean Startup Co. We’re excited to announce that we’re doing something radically different with our flagship event this ... How Lean Startup Helped Serve Communities in Kenya Guest Post by Jennifer Maerz, Contributing Editor of Lean Startup Co., with Kirsten Cluthe as Contributor. Here’s the thing about The Lean ... The 2015 Lean Startup Conference is the Biggest Yet Guest post by Jennifer Maerz, Contributing Editor of Lean Startup Co. The Lean Startup Conference is a one-of-a-kind conference and community of 2,000 thought ... Steve Blank Hacking for Defense @ Stanford – Week 5 We just held our fifth week of the Hacking for Defense class. This week the teams passed the half way mark in the class. They’ve ... Entrepreneurs are Everywhere Show No. 29: Ajay Kshatriya and Steven Cohn Entrepreneurs see opportunity where others see obstacles and why hubris is an entrepreneur’s worst enemy, were two topics of discussion on my SiriusXM radio show, ... Hacking for Defense @ Stanford – Week 4 We just held our fourth week of the Hacking for Defense class. This week the teams turned the corner on understanding beneficiaries and finding product/market ... Hacking for Defense (H4D) @ Stanford – Week 3 We just held our third week of the Hacking for Defense class. This week the 8 teams spoke to 108 beneficiaries (users, program mangers, etc.), ... Entrepreneurs are Everywhere Show No. 28: Magdalena Yesil and Michael Mondavi If I had spent less time on the business and more time with the family, we’d have been better off as a business and as ... The Entrepreneur’s Guide to Customer Development Dave McClureError fetching feedSean Ellis - Startup MarketingError fetching feedBrant Cooper & Patrick Vlaskovits - Market by Numbers Who Cares What a Startup is? You Should. Note: This article first appeared in Xconomy during San Diego Startup Week. According to the Oxford English Dictionary, perhaps better known these days as Oxforddictionaries.com, ... Branding is for Old-School, Madison Avenue, Creative-Guru, Marketing Geniuses Non-ROI-measurable marketing sucks. Non-ROI-measureable marketing practices are a throwback to pre-Internet days, when advertising and branding were built upon a house of cards. Creative geniuses ... SofttechVC’s Charles Hudson at San Diego Tech Founders San Diego Tech Founder Chris Hoover was kind enough to produce these fantastic notes on Charles Hudson’s talk from April 23, 2014. Thanks, Chris! (Edited for clarity.) ... It’s not the Mentors — it’s the Mentor Program I’m going to go out on a limb here. I guarantee that good startup mentors exist everywhere, even in your neck of the woods. Without ... 5 Ways to be a Better Mentor Mentoring is also a more significant part of the economy today than since, perhaps, apprentorship in the craftsman age. Why? The rise of entrepreneurship ... Ash MauryaError fetching feedPatrick Vlaskovits A Note about Seth Roberts Seth Roberts has unexpectedly passed away. Others who knew him more intimately than I did, have already penned, quite eloquently, why he will be missed. ... The Engineer’s Conceit In tech startups, The Engineer’s Conceit is thinking that: a) you know what needs to be built b) you create value by rolling up your ... The Marketer’s Conceit In tech startups, The Marketer’s Conceit is thinking that: a) you only have one chance to ‘make a good first impression’ b) your ‘brand’ matters ... Lean Startup: Pivot, Persevere or Portfolio? Because the current criticism of lean startup and customer development is, for the most part, so markedly atrocious, so lacking concrete insight and usually amounts ... Why Penicillin Was A Small Idea That Saved 100 Million Lives Penicillin was discovered on September 28, 1928 by the serendipitous efforts of Scottish scientist, Alexander Fleming. Legend has it that Fleming noticed an open petri ... Andrew Chen The state of growth hacking (Guest post) [Hi readers, I recently met some amazing folks at Mixpanel – Justin Megahan and Amelia Salyers – who interviewed me for their “Grow and Tell” series. This ... Uber Growth Happy Hour [UPDATE: See below for an update, which includes a formal program. I added guest speakers from Slack, Airbnb, Pinterest, Growthhackers.com, as well as opening with a Q&A with Ed Baker, Uber’s ... Growth is a system, not a bag of tricks – Manifesto Conference Q&A video/transcript I recently was interviewed by Tim Chang, Managing Director of the Mayfield Fund at the Manifesto conference. We talked about growth, what I has learned from ... A Practitioner’s Guide to Net Promoter Score [Dear readers, this essay is about the practical aspects of measuring Net Promoter Score, an important metric that often correlates strongly with word-of-mouth virality. Sachin Rekhi, ... Quick announcement: The Backstory, a private discussion forum for tech, marketing, growth Dear readers, Some quick news- I’ve started some private discussion forums, as a complement to my writing. It’s easier to talk than write, so I figure ... Sean Murphy “Inner Game of Tennis” for Entrepreneurs Timothy Gallwey’s “Inner Game of Tennis” came out in 1974 and sparked a revolution in coaching and how athletes should approach improving their performance. There ... Quotes For Entrepreneurs April 2016 You can follow @skmurphy to get these quotes for entrepreneurs hot off the mojo wire or wait until they are collected in a blog post ... Verdafero Explainer Videos Here are two explainer videos Verdafero has produced: the first is intended for REIT executives, the second for general managers of hotels. They condense key ... eMOBUS Acquisition: How Bootstrappers Close Deals The Palo Alto Bootstrapper Breakfast® on Fri-May-6 features Moe Arnaiz, CEO of eMOBUS, and Mathieu Guilmineau, CTO of eMOBUS. They are going to share lessons ... Bill Watterson on the Real World Excerpts with commentary on Bill Watterson’s 1990 Kenyon College address: “Some Thoughts on the Real World By One Who Glimpsed it and Fled.” Some Thoughts ... Venture Hacks Pixar President’s Wisdom Some highlights from Ed Catmull’s Creativity Inc. Ed is the President of Pixar. “If there is more truth in the hallways than in meetings, you ... How to be an angel investor, Part 3 This guest post is by Tyler Willis, an entrepreneur and angel investor. You can learn more about him on AngelList. For several interesting macro-economic reasons ... Designers at AngelList Must be a 1-(wo)man startup. Must code. Must write good copy. Must be passionate about solving problems for our customers, not “designing.” Must fix other ... AngelList new employee reading list I do the onboarding for all new AngelList team members. Part of it is asking them to read the following (many candidates have read these ... Things we care about at AngelList We care about: Eliminating frictions so startups can change the world Connecting startups with their ideal partners, on the best terms, fast Building tools for ... Lean Startup Circle Google Group Re: [lsc] Welcome ME! Hello Anne, Wonderful!! Happy to have you hear. We all would be happy to help you. Please feel free to connect for any question you ... Re: [lsc] prelaunch measures Hi, Florence! Welcome. On 04/25/2016 06:11 AM, Florence Siegenthaler wrote: In a couple of weeks we’re ready to launch our new website qiibee and I ... Welcome ME! Hi everyone! I am new in this group and a new entrepreneur as well. I am trying to learn the art of business ventures after ... prelaunch measures Hey guys! In a couple of weeks we’re ready to launch our new website qiibee and I thought anyone of you might have some advice ... Re: [lsc] Re: Difference between problem hypothesis and assumptions Another way to look at it as that your hypotheses are testing explicitly in an experilment, while your assumption is being tested implicitly. Creative designs ... 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