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Why Startups are Agile and Opportunistic – Pivoting the Business Model

Steve Blank

Pivots are why startups must be agile and opportunistic and why their cultures are different from large companies. Steve Blank. Types of Pivots.

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The Product Guy: Astonishin’ in 2010!

The Product Guy

Another year of The Product Guy is now coming to a close… an awesomely astonishin’ 2010! Startups are inherently chaotic.

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Real Unfair Advantages

A Smart Bear: Startups and Marketing for Geeks

Even "cool, agile" companies like 37signals are trapped. This is Part 2 of the series: 5 lessons from 150 startup pitches.??? Like what?? P.P.S.

What’s A Startup? First Principles.

Steve Blank

How Does Customer Development, Agile Development and Lean Startups Fit? Winston Churchill. Everyone knows what a startup is for – don’t they?

How a startup should leverage a personal assistant

A Smart Bear: Startups and Marketing for Geeks

Agile Development, meet Agile Business. Introduction. It's a mix of shock and excitement. This article intends to answer those questions.

No One Wins In Business Plan Competitions

Steve Blank

Business models allow agile and opportunistic founders to keep score of the Pivots in their search for a repeatable business model. Now I do.

Good enough never is (or is it?)

Startup Lessons Learned

Lessons Learned by Eric Ries Monday, September 27, 2010 Good enough never is (or is it?) April 23, 2010 in San Francisco. So which is it?

When It’s Darkest Men See the Stars

Steve Blank

When It’s Darkest Men See the Stars. Ralph Waldo Emerson. This Thanksgiving it might seem that there’s a lot less to be thankful for. Starting now.

Agile ideology in startups

High Contrast

In agile development, for example, Jeff Sutherland, one of the creators of Scrum, calls this practice of the methodology “Scrum But&# as in, “we do Scrum but in our case we don’t do A and B and we’ve started doing C.&# Let’s call it the practice of agile ideology. I am not a fan of ideologies.

The Power of “In Person” – Why Distributed Teams are Less Effective

Both Sides of the Table

Been there. There reality is that a certain magic that happens when you’re in person is critical in a startup. And it doesn’t stop there.

Four myths about the Lean Startup

Startup Lessons Learned

Lessons Learned by Eric Ries Sunday, April 18, 2010 Four myths about the Lean Startup Myth: Lean means cheap. April 23, 2010 in San Francisco.

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What is a startup?

Startup Lessons Learned

Lessons Learned by Eric Ries Monday, June 21, 2010 What is a startup? April 23, 2010 in San Francisco. Wrong. Wrong again. Wrong. for H.

Founder DNA – How Investors Evaluate Startup Founders

Instigator Blog

Agility. Somewhere in the middle is the appropriate analogy (I’m too tired to come up with it now) for a founder that tempers the right amount of bullheaded drive with agility. That agility should be based off the constant learning founders are doing. Are entrepreneurs born or taught? I’d say a bit of both. Maturity.

A Startup is Not a Smaller Version of a Large Company

Steve Blank

A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step.       Lao-tzu. Children, Adolescents and Adults. The same is true for startups and companies.

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Why Startups are Agile and Opportunistic – Pivoting the Business Model

The Product Guy

Pivots are why startups must be agile and opportunistic and why their cultures are different from large companies. Steve Blank. Types of Pivots.

Startup Founder Agreements

High Contrast

I have been thinking a lot recently about how to apply agile development principles to investing and key aspects of startup development such as team building. Both stem from the agile principle of delaying decisions until the last responsible moment. The first post is about agile startup fundraising. This isn’t just CYA.

Top 57 Online Startups Meets Technology Meets Product Posts for November 2010

SoCal CTO

aka: An Open Letter to the Next Big Social Network) - 500 Hats , November 1, 2010 I've held off writing this post for a long time, because I couldn't quite get my head around all the issues. When It’s Darkest Men See the Stars - Steve Blank , November 24, 2010 When It’s Darkest Men See the Stars. November 23, 2010 By Julia D.

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How to Work With a Contract Web Developer: Agile Scoping

The Ninth Yard

So I've just discussed the importance of engaging a web developer in an Agile process. It's the thing that Agile proponents don't much like to talk about: billing and contract scope. The astute reader will realize that this advice is in direct conflict with my last post on keeping things Agile. Right? And you're right.

No Business Plan Survives First Contact With A Customer – The 5.2 billion dollar mistake.

Steve Blank

Customer Development, Business Model Design and Agile Development could have changed the outcome. With an out-of-this-world business plan.

Learning is better than optimization (the local maximum problem)

Startup Lessons Learned

Tell your Startup Visa story Speaking 2010: Webstock, GDC, Web 2.0, and more ► January (6) Lo, my 18891 subscribers, who are you? for H.

Rally Software Acquires Agile iPhone Product

Feld Thoughts

Tags: My Investments acquisition agile iphone rally

Apply Agile Thinking To Everything You Do

rosskimbarovsky.com

Some of you have heard the term “agile software development&# , which refers to a process of software development based on frequent, iterative development. crowdSPRING has been applying the principles of agile development to our own software development efforts for the past year.

How to hire a programmer to make your ideas happen

sivers.org

2010 Derek Sivers comments Pam Mark Hall (2010-06-19) # Derek, Yes,Yes,Yes! Derek Sivers about me blog books email list contact How to hire a programmer to make your ideas happen 2010-06-19 Do you have an idea for a website, online business, or application, but need a programmer to turn that idea into reality? Call this Version 1.0. built.

Creating Startup Success – Customer Development + Business Model Design

Steve Blank

In previous posts I’ve talked about what the combination of Business Model Design, Customer Development and Agile Methodologies mean to startups and intrapreneurs in large companies; it’s the beginning of entrepreneurship as a science with its own rules and methodologies. link]. She posted her notes from the talk here.) link].

Customer Development for Web Startups

Steve Blank

In my book, “ The Four Steps to the Epiphany ” I use enterprise software as the business model example. think his process models are pretty good.

You’re Not a Real Entrepreneur

Steve Blank

They were smart enough to realize that IBM’s existing processes and procedures wouldn’t be agile enough to innovate in this new market. Summary.

Stop lying on stage

Startup Lessons Learned

Lessons Learned by Eric Ries Monday, October 4, 2010 Stop lying on stage Entrepreneurs crave information about successful startups, and they should.

The Entrepreneur's Guide to Customer Development

Startup Lessons Learned

Tell your Startup Visa story Speaking 2010: Webstock, GDC, Web 2.0, and more ► January (6) Lo, my 18891 subscribers, who are you? for H.

The Art of the Customer Development Conversation

Market by Numbers

Reply Edwin Oh says: September 3, 2010 at 11:24 am Brant, Great PRACTICAL post (just like your book)! uservoice, get satisfaction, et. buyer?

Make No Little Plans – Defining the Scalable Startup

Steve Blank

They used Customer and Agile development to search for a scalable and repeatable business model to become a large company. Customer and Agile development to find the business model. Make no little plans. They have no magic to stir men’s blood …. first order filter is whether the founders are aiming for a scalable startup. In the U.S.

Case Study: SlideShare goes freemium

Startup Lessons Learned

Tell your Startup Visa story Speaking 2010: Webstock, GDC, Web 2.0, and more ► January (6) Lo, my 18891 subscribers, who are you? for H.

Some IPO speculation

Startup Lessons Learned

Tell your Startup Visa story Speaking 2010: Webstock, GDC, Web 2.0, and more ► January (6) Lo, my 18891 subscribers, who are you? for H.

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Entrepreneurial Finishing School

Steve Blank

Agile Development? I usually hear the “Should I get my MBA?” question at least once a month. Should I Get My MBA? What should I do?’.

Why Do Market Segments Matter?

Market by Numbers

Tweets that mention Why Do Market Segments Matter? -- Topsy.com says: July 19, 2010 at 2:21 pm [.] Most of this is pretty intuitive. link] [.]

Startup Lessons Learned - the Conference (April 23, 2010 in SF)

Startup Lessons Learned

Tell your Startup Visa story Speaking 2010: Webstock, GDC, Web 2.0, and more ► January (6) Lo, my 18891 subscribers, who are you? for H.

Netflix's Advice on Moving to Amazon Web Services

www.readwriteweb.com

Cockcroft says business agility and the inability to predict capacity are the main drivers for moving to AWS. Business is accelerating.

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Telling the 800-lb Gorilla to Shove it up his Ass

A Smart Bear: Startups and Marketing for Geeks

Every founder frets about competition from a big company, me included. Dozens of people on Answers.OnStartups ask about it so I know I'm not alone.

Cognitive Biases, Positive Black Swan Events and Startups

Market by Numbers

Services Marketing Help Downloads Contact Log In Cognitive Biases, Positive Black Swan Events and Startups By Patrick Vlaskovits , January 3, 2010 9:12 am Success and Cognitive Bias One thing that often strikes me about conversations regarding start-up success is the pervasiveness of the narrative fallacy and hindsight bias. Other. Really?

The Lean LaunchPad – Teaching Entrepreneurship as a Management Science

Steve Blank

Finally, you’ll see how agile development can help you rapidly iterate your product to build something customers will use and buy.  Payer? 

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The Awesomeness of a Hackathon

Feld Thoughts

Some release weekly, or even daily. I’ve become a big advocate of true Agile development (partly because of my experience with Rally Software – the leader in Agile software development environments) and – more recently – the notion of trying to get to continuous deployment which has been popularized by Eric Ries. Form teams.

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