Lessons Learned: The three drivers of growth for your business.

Startup Lessons Learned

Lessons Learned by Eric Ries Monday, September 22, 2008 The three drivers of growth for your business model. Master of 500 Hats: Startup Metrics for Pirates (SeedCamp 2008, London) This presentation should be required reading for anyone creating a startup with an online service component. Choose one. The AARRR model (hence pirates, get it?)

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Lessons Learned: What does a startup CTO actually do?

Startup Lessons Learned

Lessons Learned by Eric Ries Tuesday, September 30, 2008 What does a startup CTO actually do? October 1, 2008 2:13 AM archenland said. Great article youre now in my rss feeds :) October 2, 2008 4:37 AM kamilski81 said. October 2, 2008 8:58 AM Chad said.

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Trending Sources

Lessons Learned: What is customer development?

Startup Lessons Learned

Lessons Learned by Eric Ries Saturday, November 8, 2008 What is customer development? November 9, 2008 5:40 PM Chris said. etl.stanford.edu November 10, 2008 2:20 AM Saku said. November 10, 2008 10:45 PM Will said. December 3, 2008 6:42 PM Anonymoussaid.

Video of the Week: LeWeb 2008

A VC : Venture Capital and Technology

I am reminded of attending LeWeb back in 2008 and having dinner with Jeff Clavier and Reid Hoffman and our wives. So in the spirit of all that, here's a video of a panel I sat on at LeWeb 2008, moderated by AVC community member, Ouriel Ohayon.

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Is Your Website “Soooooo 2008?”

Up and Running

2008 may not even seem that long ago to some of you. According to Pew Internet & American Life Project back around 2008, only about ½ the North American population even used online devices and a mere 8% were deep users of the web.

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Lessons Learned: The engineering manager's lament

Startup Lessons Learned

Lessons Learned by Eric Ries Monday, October 20, 2008 The engineering managers lament I was inspired to write The product managers lament while meeting with a startup struggling to figure out what had gone wrong with their product development process. October 20, 2008 9:34 PM Nivi said. October 20, 2008 10:36 PM Nathan said. October 20, 2008 11:32 PM Eric said. October 20, 2008 11:40 PM chris said. October 21, 2008 4:33 PM Larry Freeman said.

270+ Tools for Running a Business Online

mashable.com

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Lessons Learned: Net Promoter Score: an operational tool to.

Startup Lessons Learned

Lessons Learned by Eric Ries Saturday, November 22, 2008 Net Promoter Score: an operational tool to measure customer satisfaction Ive mentioned Net Promoter Score (NPS) in a few previous posts, but havent had a chance to describe it in detail yet. November 26, 2008 9:23 AM Andrew Meyer said. link] Keep up the great posts, Andy November 29, 2008 10:44 AM life wealth explorer said. December 1, 2008 12:25 PM Alex Horovitz said. December 17, 2008 7:45 PM spirink said.

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Lessons Learned: About the author

Startup Lessons Learned

Lessons Learned by Eric Ries Saturday, October 4, 2008 About the author ( Update January, 2010: This post originally dates from October, 2008 back when I first started writing this blog. October 13, 2008 6:47 PM Luke G said. December 4, 2008 4:43 PM Valto said. Ive updated the "official" conference bio below but otherwise the text remains unchanged from that original essay.)

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Lessons Learned: The product manager's lament

Startup Lessons Learned

Lessons Learned by Eric Ries Sunday, October 5, 2008 The product managers lament Life is not easy when youre working in an old-fashioned waterfall development process, no matter what role you play. October 6, 2008 12:16 AM Vincent van Wylick said. October 6, 2008 12:17 AM r& said. October 6, 2008 9:02 AM Eric said. October 6, 2008 9:48 AM Alan Keefer said. Ive written about it on our development blog at [link] October 6, 2008 3:34 PM Chris Hondl said.

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Lessons Learned: The one line split-test, or how to A/B all the time

Startup Lessons Learned

Lessons Learned by Eric Ries Monday, September 15, 2008 The one line split-test, or how to A/B all the time Split-testing is a core lean startup discipline, and its one of those rare topics that comes up just as often in a technical context as in a business-oriented one when Im talking to startups. September 15, 2008 9:12 PM Hitchens said. September 24, 2008 12:29 AM Jesse said. September 29, 2008 8:30 AM blake said. October 3, 2008 2:23 PM schubie said.

Lessons Learned: A new version of the Joel Test (draft)

Startup Lessons Learned

Lessons Learned by Eric Ries Wednesday, September 10, 2008 A new version of the Joel Test (draft) (This article is a draft - your comments are especially welcome as I think through these issues. Please leave feedback!) I am convinced one of Joel Spolskys lasting contributions to the field of managing software teams will turn out to be the Joel Test , a checklist of 12 essential practices that you could use to rate the effectiveness of a software product development team.

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Startup Essential To Do List

Angel Blog

This post is dedicated to a team of promising young entrepreneurs who asked me recently if they could all just “put some money in a bank account” to launch their startup. I wanted to say 'yes' because I know how much other work they have to do to build a successful company. But instead I had to warn them that there were several essential elements of their corporate structure they had to get right - now - to maximize their probability of success.

Burnham's Beat: 2008 Software M&A: Year in Review

Burnham's Beat

« 2008 Public Internet M&A: Year In Review | Main. 2008 Software Stocks: An Oveview Plus The 10 Best and 10 Worst » 01/02/2009. 2008 Software M&A: Year in Review. Unlike the Internet M&A space , the public software company M&A market was actually fairly robust in 2008 with 33 deals worth over $40BN closing.  2008 continues the long term trend of increased public software company M&A.  in 2008 vs. 11.2% Burnhams Beat.

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What's the Difference between a CEO and COO? | Ask The VC

Ask The VC

Measuring sales and marketing effectiveness of SaaS companies

Cracking the Code

Monday, March 10, 2008. 1st 2008 with a base value of 100.00 ▼ 2008. (11). The Bessemer 10 laws of SaaS - Fall 2008 Release. Churchill Club 2008 Top 10 Tech Trends. Happy New Year 2008! Cracking The Code.

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More Thoughts on Structuring an Angel Investment | Ask The VC

Ask The VC

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Burnham's Beat: 2008 Internet Stocks: Year In Review Plus 10 Best.

Burnham's Beat

« 2008 Software Stocks: An Oveview Plus The 10 Best and 10 Worst | Main. | 2008 Internet Stocks: Year In Review Plus 10 Best and 10 Worst Stocks. Internet stocks outperformed the market in 2008, albeit in the wrong direction.  during 2008 vs. the NASDAQ's -40.5% Believe it or not, but only 4 Internet stocks or just 3% of the total managed to post a gain in 2008.    See for yourself: 2008 Top 10 Best Performing Internet Stocks.

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Web 2.0 Product Management: Optimizing Metrics & Viral Growth (Dan.

500 Hats

Startonomics SF 2008) Startup Metrics: Sample User Conversion Dashboard Startup Metrics: Example Marketing Channels Startup Metrics: The 1-Page Business Model Successful Developer Platforms Have 3 Things: Features, Users, Money. » Friday, May 02, 2008 Web 2.0

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11 Habits of the Worst Boss I Ever Had

David Silverman

TV’s Ur-boss, Michael Scott of The Office , is a paradigm of what not to do as a leader–like imprisoning your staff in a conference room to prove that work is better than jail. But while there is the ring of truth in his incompetence, the actual truth is always more interesting than fiction. Therefore, as I prepare to be a boss in my own new company , I present 11 demotivational lessons inspired by an actual Michael Scott I used to work for.

Burnham's Beat: Infospace and the Great Shareholder Robbery of.

Burnham's Beat

May 1, 2008 in Internet , Wall Street | Permalink. May 1, 2008 4:17:34 PM. Burnhams Beat. Articles on Technology and Finance. About Bill. Archived Posts. Blog Roll. IPO/M&A Lists. By Category. By Month. Recent Posts. Internet IPOs. Internet M&A. Software IPOs. Software M&A. Search This Blog. Subscribe to This Blog. RSS/ATOM Feed. Subscribe Via Email. « Wigix: An Idea Whose Time Has Finally Come | Main. Fannie Maes Golden Goose: A Lesson In Moral Hazard » 05/01/2008.

Burnham's Beat: Wigix: An Idea Whose Time Has Finally Come

Burnham's Beat

April 29, 2008 in Internet | Permalink. Apr 29, 2008 8:43:42 AM. Burnhams Beat. Articles on Technology and Finance. About Bill. Archived Posts. Blog Roll. IPO/M&A Lists. By Category. By Month. Recent Posts. Internet IPOs. Internet M&A. Software IPOs. Software M&A. Search This Blog. Subscribe to This Blog. RSS/ATOM Feed. Subscribe Via Email. « 4 Things to Do After You Get Your First Term Sheet | Main. Infospace and the Great Shareholder Robbery of 2007 » 04/29/2008.

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Secret for Networking at Events - Prenetworking

SoCal CTO

I've never been able to walk into a large group of people and feel like I can "work the room." Sure, I've read various articles on this stuff, but honestly, I still struggle with meeting interesting people. I seem to be very adept at meeting financial planners, attorneys, accountants, etc. - and after 10 seconds of conversation, I'm at a loss.

N.C. unemployment falls to lowest level since economic downturn began in December 2008

Winston-Salem Journal State/Region News

North Carolina’s economy, at least by one key indicator, appears to be gaining positive momentum at a level that hasn’t been seen since the national downturn began in 2008

Lessons Learned: Continuous integration step-by-step

Startup Lessons Learned

Lessons Learned by Eric Ries Monday, December 8, 2008 Continuous integration step-by-step Lets start with the basics: Martin Fowlers original article lays out the mechanics of how to set up a CI server and the essential rules to follow while doing it. December 10, 2008 6:37 AM Anonymoussaid.

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Venture Capital Exit Times

Angel Blog

My two previous posts described how venture capital investors will want to invest too much and exit only for very high returns. Why are those bad things for entrepreneurs and angel investors? They can be very bad because they make: 1.

Lessons Learned: SEM on five dollars a day

Startup Lessons Learned

Lessons Learned by Eric Ries Saturday, September 13, 2008 SEM on five dollars a day How do you build a new product with constant customer feedback while simultaneously staying under the radar? Trying to answer that question at IMVU led me to discover Google AdWords and the world of search engine marketing. SEM is a simple idea. You declare how much someone clicking an advertisement is worth to you, and then the search engine does its best to get you as many clicks as it can at that price.

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Six Web Metrics / Key Performance Indicators To Die For

Occam's Razor

The term KPI is one that I hear far more than any other in this nascent field we call Web Analytics. Key Performance Indicators! This is a KPI and that is a KPI and "you don't have a KPI, oh my!" " and "look at my KPI it is awesomer than yours!" " and.

Magic Number for SaaS Companies

Will Price

Guest post by Lars Leckie. Another great one and real food for thought. Josh James, CEO of Omniture (a Hummer Winblad portfolio company), gave an inspiring talk on building a SaaS company last week at the Opsource summit.

Venture Capital Funds - How the Math Works

Angel Blog

Why the Size of Venture Capital Funds Matters to Angels and Entrepreneurs. My previous post was titled Venture Capital Firms Are Too Big. That post provides one important piece of data necessary to answer the really important question of why the size of venture capital funds matters to angel investors and entrepreneurs. This post describes the second key element. Venture Capital Fund Math.

The Future of Web Startups

www.paulgraham.com

October 2007 (This essay is derived from a keynote at FOWA in October 2007.) Theres something interesting happening right now. Startups are undergoing the same transformation that technology does when it becomes cheaper. Its a pattern we see over and over in technology. Initially theres some device thats very expensive and made in small quantities. Then someone discovers how to make them cheaply; many more get built; and as a result they can be used in new ways. Computers are a familiar example.

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Why I don't sign NDAs | Seth Levine

Seth Levine's VC Adventure

Analytics Career Advice: Job Titles, Salaries, Technical & Business Roles

Occam's Razor

Michael, politely, says in an email: "I have done web analytics for five years, I have mastered Omniture, WebTrends and Google Analytics, I provide analysis and not just reporting. I feel like am an Analytics God. What would be your advice for me in terms of next steps for my career?

Excellent Analytics Tip #13: Measure Macro AND Micro Conversions.

Occam's Razor

We love our conversion rates. :) Really really. Part of me is glad because my book and the Trinity strategy and the Web Analytics 2.0 mindset all stress the importance of measuring Outcomes. No Outcomes = No Happiness.

Fear is the Mind Killer of the Silicon Valley Entrepreneur (we.

500 Hats

Startonomics SF 2008) Startup Metrics: Sample User Conversion Dashboard Startup Metrics: Example Marketing Channels Startup Metrics: The 1-Page Business Model Successful Developer Platforms Have 3 Things: Features, Users, Money. Posted by: surya | Friday, October 10, 2008 at 07:48 AM Hell Yes!

@altgate » Blog Archive » Market Timing Is A Skill Not Luck

Altgate

[Web Analytics] My, How Things Have Changed | Watching Websites

Watching Websites

10 Insights From 11 Months Of Working At Google

Occam's Razor

It will soon be a year of working at Google and milestones are always a good time for introspection. I have a lot on my mind but there was one thing in particular that I wanted to share with you all: What it is has been like working at Google.

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How Can I Invest In A Venture Capital Firm? | Ask The VC

Ask The VC

Engagement loops: beyond viral

Startup Lessons Learned

Lessons Learned by Eric Ries Tuesday, December 16, 2008 Engagement loops: beyond viral Theres a great and growing corpus of writing about viral loops, the step-by-step optimizations you can use to encourage maximum growth of online products by having customers invite each other to join. December 17, 2008 2:04 PM Alex Horovitz said. December 17, 2008 7:56 PM dmartell said. December 19, 2008 9:02 PM rtolmach said. December 27, 2008 6:46 PM Robin Good said.

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