Customer Development in Japan: a History Lesson

Steve Blank

The Japanese edition of The Startup Owner’s Manual hit the bookstores in Japan this week. I asked Tsutsumi-san to write a guest post for my blog to describe his experience with Customer Development in Japan. Evangelizing Customer Development in Japan.

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Transportation, On-Demand And The Asian Economy – Asian Horizons

YoungUpstarts

When we say on-demand, the glorious image of Silicon Valley and its technological environs pops up in the layman’s mind, and even that may be too imaginative. Indonesia, Singapore, Malaysia, India and some other countries have been privy to the on-demand bubble, so to speak.

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Lessons Learned: Using AdWords to assess demand for your new.

Startup Lessons Learned

Lessons Learned by Eric Ries Friday, November 7, 2008 Using AdWords to assess demand for your new online service, step-by-step If you want to build an online service, and you dont test it with a fake AdWords campaign ahead of time, youre crazy.

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7 Strategies To Prepare For Global Market Challenges

Startup Professionals Musings

And aging populations in Europe and Japan will join the retiring baby boomers in the U.S. with demands for new products and services. An international brand will command higher prices and additional customer demand.

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Stop lying on stage

Startup Lessons Learned

Many journalists and conference organizers attempt to fill this demand by giving successful entrepreneurs the opportunity to tell their stories: in magazines, on blogs, and on stage.

7 Keys To Market Growth - Think Global, But Act Local

Startup Professionals Musings

And aging populations in Europe and Japan will join the retiring baby boomers in the U.S. with demands for new products and services. An international brand will command higher prices and additional customer demand.

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7 Ways To Prepare For A Growing Global Opportunity

Startup Professionals Musings

And aging populations in Europe and Japan will join the retiring baby boomers in the U.S. with demands for new products and services. An international brand will command higher prices and additional customer demand.

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Digital Transformation And The Evolution of Apps – What’s The Link?

YoungUpstarts

by Keiichiro Nozaki, Regional Marketing Architect/Evangelist of Asia Pacific, China, and Japan for F5 Networks. Satisfying the Demand for Safer Experiences. A century ago, we had the industrial revolution. It transformed how we manufactured, well, everything.

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How to Stop Playing “Target Market Roulette”: A new addition to the Lean toolset

Steve Blank

Furthermore, each market would require its own customer development process to reveal a scalable, repeatable business model – clearly a demanding process that is difficult to run simultaneously in multiple domains.

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Entrepreneurs Need to Think Global From Day One

Startup Professionals Musings

And aging populations in Europe and Japan will join the retiring baby boomers in the U.S. with demands for new products and services. An international brand will command higher prices and additional customer demand.

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Learn from People, Not Classes

Reid Hoffman

At the time, PayPal was suffering seemingly endless delays in the launch of PayPal Japan. Reid called eight friends with good connections in Japan and asked whom they knew who might be able to help. CAMBRIDGE I / ALEJANDRO GUIJARRO.

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Prepare Your Startup Now for International Markets

Startup Professionals Musings

And aging populations in Europe and Japan will join the retiring baby boomers in the U.S. with demands for new products and services. An international brand will command higher prices and additional customer demand. As you begin to saturate the demand in domestic markets, let your brand take you international at low cost. New entrepreneurs who want to survive, and optimize the growth of their startups, need to think globally, and act locally, from day one.

Why Acceptance of Failure is Critical to Startup Success

Both Sides of the Table

Of course as a non-Korean I can only generalize but when it was my turn I told her my experience of living in Europe and Japan where failure seemed less tolerated than my experience of living in California and working in the tech sector.

6 tips to bridge cultural differences in marketing communication

The Startup Magazine

In the seventies they used an image of a stork and a baby for the introduction of Pampers in Japan. Great idea, one would think… Where it not for the fact that in Japan the stork has nothing to do with babies. Check if there’s market demand for your services.

UK second only to US amongst large countries for ‘Digital Evolution’

The Equity Kicker

It’s easier for smaller countries to substantially re-orient themselves, as Singapore in particular has done, so the real point of comparison here are the other large developed countries: the USA, Germany, France, Italy, Spain and Japan.

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Bitesize Monday: BitBand, TuneWiki and GreenRoad

VC Cafe

M otorola completed the previously announced acquisition of Israel’s BitBand , provider of cross platform video content delivery network (CDN) solutions, specializing in video on demand for IPTV. NTT Docomo wants TuneWiki to power Karaoke on Japan’s Mobiles. Japan is one the most advanced markets in the world for Karaoke applications; and we believe that with the help of DOCOMO Capital, we can introduce lyrics to the majority of cell phone owners in Japan.&#.

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Seven Keys to Strategic Startup “Glocalization”

Startup Professionals Musings

And aging populations in Europe and Japan will join the retiring baby boomers in the U.S. with demands for new products and services. An international brand will command higher prices and additional customer demand.

[Singapore] Twitter Designates Singapore As Asia Pacific Headquarters

YoungUpstarts

Twitter last week announced that it has opened its office in Singapore, officially designating it as its headquarters for the Asia Pacific region.

Online Exports A Potential Bright Spot For Singapore SMEs: PayPal

YoungUpstarts

Demand for Singapore-made goods remained strong in the larger Asia Pacific markets, growing on average by 22% to Japan and 20% to Australia. Interestingly, the fastest-growing overseas shopping destinations include Japan (35% growth), UK (32% growth) and Australia (32% growth).

5 Meetings That Changed The World

YoungUpstarts

by Gemma Falconer, a member of the Demand Generation team at Citrix and GoToMeeting. Gemma Falconer is a member of the Demand Generation team at Citrix and GoToMeeting , a cloud computing company that enables mobile workstyles.

How The 5G Revolution Emerged And How It Will Give Business A Boost

YoungUpstarts

3G emerged from the growth of the internet during the 1990s , which created a demand for mobile phones that could support both SMS texting and multimedia MMS transmission of image, sound and video files. As a tariff war between the U.S.

It’s Better to Beg for Forgiveness than to Ask for Permission

Both Sides of the Table

Having grown up in Northern California and living near a Japanese family when I was really young, I always had a fascination with Japan and wanted to live there.

Taking Your Startup Global

ReadWriteStart

Once that happens, you can transfer the knowledge and skill set to just about any place in the world provided there is a demand for your product or service.”. If you’re selling automotive parts, China, Japan and South Korea are good bets.”.

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Moving At The Speed Of ‘What’s Next’: Subscription Business Models Spur Continuous Innovation

YoungUpstarts

This change in the way companies use software has frequently been said to reflect users’ demand for flexibility. In practical terms, a company needs to anticipate the product roadmap needed to align with these innovative technologies and keep pace with customer demands.

Taking Your Startup Global

ReadWriteStart

Once that happens, you can transfer the knowledge and skill set to just about any place in the world provided there is a demand for your product or service.” If you’re selling automotive parts, China, Japan and South Korea are good bets.”

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Learn from People, Not Classes

Reid Hoffman

At the time, PayPal was suffering seemingly endless delays in the launch of PayPal Japan. Reid called eight friends with good connections in Japan and asked whom they knew who might be able to help. CAMBRIDGE I / ALEJANDRO GUIJARRO.

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Overcoming The Struggles Of Enterprise Mobility

YoungUpstarts

Business units are demanding mobile apps to help them win, serve and retain customers, simply because that’s what customers expect to see, thanks to the pervasiveness of the Apple and Google app stores. By Nuno Pereira, Director APAC, OutSystems. It’s not easy being a developer.

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Power To The People – Creating Trust In Data With Collaborative Governance

YoungUpstarts

Just think of the turmoil caused by the dawning of the bring-your-own-device (BYOD) era, with employees demanding to use their beloved, personal mobile phones or tablets for work. Now even more IT agitations are on the way, once again being generated by employee demand.

China Startups – The Gold Rush and Fire Extinguishers (Part 5 of 5)

Steve Blank

I just spent a few weeks in Japan and China on a book tour for the Japanese and Chinese versions of the Startup Owners Manual. For the last few years, there really hasn’t been a demand to innovate on top of the ecosystem that’s been built.

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Communicating With Western Contacts Via Video Conferencing: A Quick Guide

YoungUpstarts

In a very high-context culture like Japan, the streets are very rarely given names and civilians are expected to find their ways around based on the fact that they have lived in the area for their entire lives and know the lay of the land.

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An Open Approach To Big Data – Driving Transformative Change In The Pharmaceuticals Sector

YoungUpstarts

The region’s growing middle class and an ageing population have increased the market demand for non-essential and therapeutic treatments. Jason Bissell is General Manager of Asia Pacific and Japan, Talend and Calvin Hoon is Regional VP for Sales, Asia Pacific for Talend.

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Reclaiming The American Dream

YoungUpstarts

We have every kind of talent the world has to offer, while other countries such as China, India and Japan have very homogenous cultures so everyone basically brings the same talent to the table.

This Week in VC with Om Malik & Paul Jozefak

Both Sides of the Table

Reportedly, Softbank and Zynga have discussed jointly distributing games through Softbank’s mobile-phone service in Japan and other countries. To see the video of This Week in VC click on this link.

China Startups – The Gold Rush and Fire Extinguishers (Part 5 of 5)

Steve Blank

I just spent a few weeks in Japan and China on a book tour for the Japanese and Chinese versions of the Startup Owners Manual. For the last few years, there really hasn’t been a demand to innovate on top of the ecosystem that’s been built.

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3 Reasons to Benefit from the Coming Wave of 5G

The Startup Magazine

Both cases will cause an increasing demand for highly skilled data network and software engineers. In the near future or more exactly in the spring 2019, only smart cities (the USA, China along with South Korea and Japan) get a chance to test the 5G wireless network.

Why Every Business Needs To Become A Platform, And How To Do It

YoungUpstarts

By allowing people to provide transportation on demand without having to have access to an extremely scarce and expensive taxicab license, Uber was able to amass a US network of over 160,000 drivers in just five years. By Kurt Bilafer, Global Vice President Sales & Success at WePay.

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Why Has LA Suddenly Gotten So Much Attention from VCs and Entrepreneurs?

Both Sides of the Table

He built & IPOd Demand Media. Once the railways are built most countries (except for some odd reason the US) start to build better versions of their infrastructure so you get high-speed railway in Japan, Germany, China, France and now even connecting France & The UK.

Dreams of Growth and Expansion

Up and Running

If you decide to produce toilets, sinks and showers, you’ll have to go to Japan. You’ll have to lead the charge into new markets, crafting new strategies, fomenting new relationships, and adjusting your already overcrowded schedule to a new, more demanding timeline.

How to be Effective While Working Remotely

Transformify

Combining co-living space with their excellent network and connections with almost all startup accelerators, programs for entrepreneurs and local VC funds, HiveArena is a great choice if you are traveling to Asia or planning to do business in Korea and Japan.

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Smartphones – The Crucial Thread In The Fashion Retail Marketing Mix?

YoungUpstarts

My company, Planet Retail , conducted a comprehensive consumer research into e-commerce in 10 key countries, covering mature and emerging markets including China, Japan, India and the USA. by Malcolm Pinkerton, Senior Director and Senior e-Commerce Analyst from Planet Retail.

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Lessons Learned: What does a startup CTO actually do?

Startup Lessons Learned

By delegating and training, we create a corps of leaders who could step in to provide CTO-like services on demand. Lessons Learned by Eric Ries Tuesday, September 30, 2008 What does a startup CTO actually do? What does your Chief Technology Officer do all day?

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Generate and Transformify: Umbrella Solutions to Help Businesses Hire Top Talent Worldwide

Transformify

London, 18.08.2018. Transformify Recruitment CRM and Generate FS have joined forces to help employers hire top talent worldwide.

Business Photos For Small Business – From Google

crowdSPRING Blog

Google photographers are currently visiting businesses in select cities in the US, Japan, and Australia. Any business can apply for a photo shoot, and demand will help us decide where to send our photographers next. It’s tough to keep up with the whirlwind of online products aimed at small businesses, and tougher for small businesses to decide where to focus their attention and budgets.