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Is it Time for You to Earn or to Learn?

Both Sides of the Table

This is part of my Startup Advice series. I often have career discussions with entrepreneurs – both young and more mature – whether they should join company “X&# or not. I usually pull the old trick of answering a question with a question.

Most Startups Should be Deer Hunters

Both Sides of the Table

This post is part of my series “ Startup Lessons &#. Elephants, Deer and Rabbits – Some thoughts on start-up segmentation. Nearly all of the mistakes I made at my first company I fixed by the time of my second company.

What Makes an Entrepreneur? Four Letters: JFDI

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This is part of my Startup Advice series. I had a picture in the office of my first company with the logo above and the capital letters JFDI. (In

How to (re) Approach People (Advice on the Eve of LeWeb)

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Business Etiquette Tips for dealing with VCs and Corporates at Conferences. This is part of my ongoing series with Startup Advice. With the LeWeb conference about to start in Paris I thought the timing of this post would be appropriate.

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Epitaph for an Entrepreneur « Steve Blank

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Filed under: Customer Development , Family/Career , Technology | Tagged: Steve Blank , Entrepreneurs , Tips for Startups « Lies Entrepreneurs Tell Themselves Elephants Can Dance – Reinventing HP » 67 Responses Michael Curry 2.0 , on June 18, 2009 at 6:08 am Said: Steve- Many thanks for your last two posts. thanks Reply Ben Yoskovitz , on June 18, 2009 at 7:13 am Said: Steve – Great post. on June 18, 2009 at 10:38 am Said: [.]

» 100+ Web Start-up Business Ideas - By Steve Poland - web startup.

Steve Poland

Steves Latest Twitter Update (@PoPo) : Home About Steve Poland: Risk Taker Archives Contact 100+ Web Start-up Business Ideas By Steve Poland • April 29, 2009 With this recession and unemployment so high, there’s likely a lot of people looking to start their own business. Comments 13 Responses to “100+ Web Start-up Business Ideas&# 48) { this.width = 48; this.height = 48; } ; if (this.width Tim on April 29th, 2009 1:34 pm ( perm link ) you forgot “scale.com&#.

Save Your Spin for Someone Who Cares

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Handling PR with VCs. This is part of my series on How to Raise VC but could equally be filed under Startup Advice more generally. I recently got a phone call from an entrepreneur whom I respect and who runs a company that I hope will do great things one day.

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How to Pitch a VC (aka Startup Viagra: How to Give a VC a Hard-On.

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Posted by Dave on Saturday, March 21, 2009 at 12:16 PM in Venture Capital & Startup Finance | Permalink Technorati Tags : dave.mcclure , pitch , PresentationCampSF , startup , VC Digg This | Save to del.icio.us

Relentless – The Difference Between Motion And Action

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Martin , on November 9, 2009 at 6:41 am Said: Hmm… Not to get too meta here… But if the point of this post is to teach us how to distinguish motion from action (even partly), I didn’t get much help. Esteban , on November 12, 2009 at 10:37 am Said: Distinguishing them is quite easy, at least if you take the relentless part to heart. Reply Brad the Wordpress Consultant , on November 9, 2009 at 11:21 am Said: Awesome article.

12 Facts About Entrepreneurs That Will Likely Surprise You

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I have a picture in my head of what the average entrepreneur is. like. I’d guess pretty young (think Facebook, Twitter, Google, etc.) living the. red beans and rice lifestyle and working 80+ hours a week and sleeping under. their desk. On some parts, I’m probably right — but on many, I’m flat-out.

Most Common Early Start-up Mistakes

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This is part of my ongoing series “Start-up Lessons.&# If you want to subscribe to my RSS feed please click here or to get my blog by email click here. In the Beginning … This is a very important post to me because I find myself giving this advice all the time and if you don’t follow [.].

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Most Common Early Start-up Mistakes

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This is part of my ongoing series “ Start-up Lessons. &# If you want to subscribe to my RSS feed please click here or to get my blog by email click here. In the Beginning … This is a very important post to me because I find myself giving this advice all the time and if you don’t follow the basic advice here you can cause yourself much heartache down the line – even if your company ultimately becomes über successful.

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3 Sales Tips for Startups – Creating a Burning Platform

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This is part of my ongoing series Startup Advice. Many entrepreneurs who start technology companies are product people, technologists or savvy business people who worked previously for a larger company. Most start-up entrepreneurs have little or no sales experience. I know I didn’t.

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Raising Money Using Customer Development

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Reply Richard Jordan , on November 5, 2009 at 3:36 pm Said: Steve, best article yet. Reply links for 2009-11-05 « Blarney Fellow , on November 5, 2009 at 4:16 pm Said: [.] Reply Knowtu » links for 2009-11-05 , on November 5, 2009 at 5:11 pm Said: [.]

Minimum Viable Product: a guide

Startup Lessons Learned

Lessons Learned by Eric Ries Monday, August 3, 2009 Minimum Viable Product: a guide One of the most important lean startup techniques is called the minimum viable product. August 3, 2009 10:52 AM Chris Hopf said. August 3, 2009 11:49 AM Jason Brownlee said. August 3, 2009 8:08 PM William Mitchell said. August 4, 2009 2:11 PM Mick Liubinskas said. Quick video here with my views on focus; [link] August 8, 2009 7:38 PM Gene Myers said.

“Speed and Tempo” – Fearless Decision Making for Startups « Steve.

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Martin , on April 10, 2009 at 9:27 am Said: A post that would delight F.A. link] Reply craig sparer , on April 10, 2009 at 5:44 pm Said: So true. > Reply Prakash S , on April 10, 2009 at 10:26 pm Said: Steve, Have you seen Mike Cassidy’s excellent talk, “Speed as THE primary business strategy&# ? link] Reply steveblank11 , on April 10, 2009 at 10:32 pm Said: Prakash, Thanks for the link. com) , on May 29, 2009 at 5:49 pm Said: [.]

The Principles of Product Development Flow

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Lessons Learned by Eric Ries Monday, July 13, 2009 The Principles of Product Development Flow If youve ever wondered why agile or lean development techniques work, The Principles of Product Development Flow: Second Generation Lean Product Development by Donald G.

Startup Metrics That Matter (FoWA London, Oct 2009) - Master of.

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Posted by Dave on Tuesday, October 20, 2009 at 06:12 PM in Conferences & Events , Geeks, Tech, Startups | Permalink Technorati Tags : dave mcclure , fowa , london , pirates , startup metrics Digg This | Save to del.icio.us

Milestones to Startup Success

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59 Responses to “Milestones to Startup Success&# Sarah Prevette Nov 30, 2009 7:52 pm This is an incredible post – a must read for any entrepreneur. uberVU - social comments Nov 30, 2009 7:55 pm Social comments and analytics for this post… This post was mentioned on Twitter by StartupDigest: Milestones to Startup Success [link] [via @seanellis]… Sean Nov 30, 2009 7:57 pm Thanks Sarah. Neil Nov 30, 2009 8:02 pm Wow!

Embrace technical debt

Startup Lessons Learned

Lessons Learned by Eric Ries Wednesday, July 29, 2009 Embrace technical debt Financial debt plays an important and positive role in our economy under normal conditions. Very much appreciate the suggested solutions (Five Why's, split testing etc) July 29, 2009 6:24 AM Kevin Gadd said. July 29, 2009 6:57 AM Heiner Wolf said. July 29, 2009 8:48 AM William Pietri said. July 29, 2009 9:12 AM Eric said. > July 29, 2009 9:40 AM Ryan Higdon said.

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Lessons Learned: Don't launch

Startup Lessons Learned

Lessons Learned by Eric Ries Friday, March 13, 2009 Dont launch Heres a common question I get from startups, especially in the early stages: when should we launch? March 13, 2009 1:50 PM dan simard said. March 13, 2009 2:14 PM Alan Pinstein said. Alan March 13, 2009 2:18 PM alon said. March 13, 2009 6:20 PM alon said. Aslong as you stay real March 13, 2009 6:23 PM R. March 13, 2009 7:32 PM Torley said. March 13, 2009 7:53 PM J5Freedom said.

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Pivot, don't jump to a new vision

Startup Lessons Learned

Lessons Learned by Eric Ries Monday, June 22, 2009 Pivot, dont jump to a new vision In a lean startup , instead of being organized around traditional functional departments, we use a cross-functional problem team and solution team. June 22, 2009 12:26 PM Anonymoussaid. June 22, 2009 1:03 PM Eric said. June 22, 2009 1:06 PM Anonymoussaid. June 23, 2009 9:55 AM LKsaid. June 23, 2009 11:55 AM Pradeep Bhanot said. September 27, 2009 4:08 PM Patti said.

How to Deal with Skeletons in your Closet

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This is part of my series with Advice on Raising Venture Capital. I recently wrote a post on how to Deal with your Elephants in the Room during your VC meetings. Elephants being big issues that the VC will be thinking whether you bring it to his/her attention or not.

Don’t Roll out the Red Carpet on the Way out the Door

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This is part of my Startup Advice series. Before I started my first company in 1999 I worked for Andersen Consulting (now Accenture).

Startup Software Development – Do Your Homework Before You Develop Anything

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I just had an all-too common conversation with the founder of a startup who had spent more than a year working with a software development company who had produced a mess. The mess really comes from a developer who was willing to get started on a product that was not fully thought out. I always take a very different approach in early conversations.

Lessons Learned: Validated learning about customers

Startup Lessons Learned

Lessons Learned by Eric Ries Tuesday, April 14, 2009 Validated learning about customers Would you rather have $30,000 or $1 million in revenues for your startup? April 14, 2009 3:09 PM Eric Santos said. April 14, 2009 4:03 PM Dave McClure said. thats SNL Jan 1976: [link] April 15, 2009 2:00 AM Matt Prados said. April 15, 2009 2:46 PM Alex Pyatetsky said. April 15, 2009 3:48 PM Knowist said. April 15, 2009 4:06 PM Eric said.

Good Judgment Comes with Experience, But Experience Comes from Bad Judgment

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This is part of my Startup Advice series of posts. I heard Bruce Dunlevie of Benchmark Capital say these words at a conference in London nearly 10 years ago. I jotted the words down (I normally pay little attention to anything said at conferences.

The Leading Cause of Startup Death – Part 1: The Product.

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Filed under: Customer Development | Tagged: Customer Development , Early Stage Startup , Entrepreneurs , Tips for Startups « The End of Innocence The Customer Development Manifesto: Reasons for the Revolution (part 1) » 21 Responses Kulveer Taggar , on August 27, 2009 at 11:18 am Said: Great post. Reply Knowtu » links for 2009-08-27 , on August 27, 2009 at 6:04 pm Said: [.] Ben , on August 28, 2009 at 10:09 am Said: This rings true.

The Startup Pyramid

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Startup Marketing Blog – By Sean Ellis Unlocking Startup Growth By Sean Ellis of 12in6 The Startup Pyramid Every six months I rethink the optimal startup go to market approach based on new insights gained at recent startups. Lately I’ve been using a pyramid to represent the process I’m using. Startups require a solid foundation of product/market fit before progressing up the pyramid and scaling the business.

100+ Web Start-up Business Ideas

Steve Poland

Steves Latest Twitter Update (@PoPo) : Home About Steve Poland: Risk Taker Archives Contact 100+ Web Start-up Business Ideas By Steve Poland • April 29, 2009 With this recession and unemployment so high, there’s likely a lot of people looking to start their own business. Comments 13 Responses to “100+ Web Start-up Business Ideas&# 48) { this.width = 48; this.height = 48; } ; if (this.width Tim on April 29th, 2009 1:34 pm ( perm link ) you forgot “scale.com&#.

Why vanity metrics are dangerous

Startup Lessons Learned

Lessons Learned by Eric Ries Wednesday, December 23, 2009 Why vanity metrics are dangerous In a previous post, I defined two kinds of metrics: vanity metrics and actionable metrics. Towards a new entrepreneurship ▼ 2009 (88) ▼ December (4) Continuous deployment for mission-critical applica. In that post, I took it for granted that vanity metrics are bad for you, and focused on techniques for creating and learning from actionable metrics.

WTF is Traction? A 6-Step Relationship Guide to VC

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This is part of my ongoing series “Pitching a VC&# – the outline is here. You’ve pitched several angels and VC’s. Everybody seems to like you but nobody seems to be getting out their checkbooks. Most of them are telling you that they just need to see a bit of traction before they’d be prepared to [.].

WTF is Traction? A 6-Step Relationship Guide to VC

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This is part of my ongoing series “Pitching a VC&# – the outline is here. You’ve pitched several angels and VC’s. Everybody seems to like you but nobody seems to be getting out their checkbooks. Most of them are telling you that they just need to see a bit of traction before they’d be prepared to invest. Your friends and advisers tell you that this means you need revenue because in this economy VC’s will only fund businesses with revenue.

The Steve Jobs method

Startup Lessons Learned

Lessons Learned by Eric Ries Saturday, August 1, 2009 The Steve Jobs method Image via CrunchBase Its been a long time since I did a post that was primarily a link to another blog with commentary, but I came across something today that I really want to share. August 1, 2009 9:33 AM Brij said.

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Lessons Learned: Venture Hacks interview: "What is the minimum.

Startup Lessons Learned

Lessons Learned by Eric Ries Monday, March 23, 2009 Venture Hacks interview: "What is the minimum viable product?" Thanks Hazem March 23, 2009 6:46 PM Knowist said. March 30, 2009 8:40 PM illscience said. May 23, 2009 12:07 PM Dan Hodginssaid. December 23, 2009 11:22 PM Jawwad Farid said. Towards a new entrepreneurship ▼ 2009 (88) ► December (4) Continuous deployment for mission-critical applica.

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Start-ups are all Naked in the Mirror

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This is part of my ongoing series Startup Lessons Building companies is hard work. I started my first company in 1999 in London at the height of the dot com craze. We also had facilities in Dublin, Ireland where our company was initially founded. We went through the euphoria of massive exposure at the time of our [.].

Start-ups are all Naked in the Mirror

Both Sides of the Table

This is part of my ongoing series Startup Lessons. Building companies is hard work. I started my first company in 1999 in London at the height of the dot com craze. We also had facilities in Dublin, Ireland where our company was initially founded. We went through the euphoria of massive exposure at the time of our launch due to an article that ran in the Financial Times. We were unprepared. Our software wasn’t fully baked.

Proof that speeding up websites improves online business.

Watching Websites

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