4 Tips For Lean Business Growth

YoungUpstarts

Growing a business the lean way requires purpose and intention. The post 4 Tips For Lean Business Growth appeared first on Young Upstarts. Others business growth Lean methodology lean startupHere are 4 tips to get things moving in a positive direction.

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A Quick Course on Lean

Steve Blank

Over the weekend I got asked the best way to teach students the principles of Lean via Zoom. Here’s what I suggested they offer their students: Lean in Context. How did we build startups in the past?

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Lean Enterprise & Innovation Ecosystems

Grasshopper Herder

Lean Startup + Enterprise = Lean Enterprise. Comparing an enterprise to a startup is like comparing an ocean to a dolphin. Lean Enterprise Lean Startups innovation ecosystem lean ecosystem lean enterprise They simply don’t equate.

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Is the Lean Startup Dead?

Steve Blank

Reading the NY Times article “ Jeffrey Katzenberg Raises $1 Billion for Short-Form Video Venture, ” I realized it was time for a new startup heuristic: the amount of customer discovery and product-market fit you need to find is inversely proportional to the amount and availability of risk capital. It’s the antithesis of the Lean Startup. Startups wrote business plans, generated expansive 5-year forecasts and executed (hired, spent and built) to the plan.

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Lean Startup in the Enterprise Anti-Pattern: The Lean Waterfall

Grasshopper Herder

More enterprise scale companies are drinking the lean Kool Aid and starting to implement Lean Startup. Lean Enterprise Lean Startups Management Managing Entrepreneurship agile agile marketing lean enterprise lean startup in the enterprise leanux waterfall In doing so, they are failing at the most basic level.

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Lean Startup Interns Needed!

Grasshopper Herder

Learning how to coach startups, Learn how accelerators work and how to improve them, Interview thought leaders, Research and write case studies. Lean Enterprise Lean Startups interns internship

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One Lean Startup Experiment Per Week

Grasshopper Herder

Lean Enterprise Lean Startups Managing Entrepreneurship lean-enterpriseThe faster we can go around the Build-Measure-Learn loop, the faster we validate our business model. So how fast is fast enough?

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The Rudder Fallacy – Adopting Lean Startup

Grasshopper Herder

In a lean startup, team velocity proceeds measurable product progress. Lean Enterprise Lean Startups Managing Entrepreneurship adopting lean startup agile velocity metrics Before there is velocity, no measurable progress can be seen on any metrics dashboard.

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Is the Lean Startup concept of MVP dead?

VC Cafe

VC’s were no longer insisting that startups spend faster, and “swing for the fences”. It was a nuclear winter for startup capital.” ” Steve Blank, “Is the lean startup dead?” ” The Lean Startup movement started out of necessity.

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Straw Man Lean Enterprise

Grasshopper Herder

The enterprise adoption of lean startup principles is following much the same course as startup ecosystems adopting lean startup. It''s the Lean Hype Cycle. Lean Enterprise Lean Startups innovation ecosystem lean enterprise

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B2B Sales: A Lean Startup Approach

Grasshopper Herder

Have you thought about using Lean Startup to improve your sales process? The founder of Shipitwise reveals how he used lean principles to improve B2B sales. The post B2B Sales: A Lean Startup Approach appeared first on GrasshopperHerder.com. Customer Development Lean Startup B2B Evaluative Market Experiment Startup Tool

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Demo Day Fundraising and The Lean Startup

Grasshopper Herder

Lean Startup takes our biggest business risk and reduces it. The post Demo Day Fundraising and The Lean Startup appeared first on GrasshopperHerder.com. Accelerators & Incubators Lean Startup FundraisingIf our biggest risk is that our demo day fundraising pitch will fail, we can test that.

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Living Lean

Grasshopper Herder

Lean Startup is not easy. Now I''m a Lean Startup." Lean Startups Managing Entrepreneurship Minimum Viable Product MVP It sounds easy when you hear Eric talk. "I''ll I''ll put up a launchrock page! Sorry. it doesn''t work like that.

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Machine Learning Meets the Lean Startup

Steve Blank

We just finished our Lean LaunchPad class at UC Berkeley’s engineering school where many of the teams embedded machine learning technology into their products. What’s become apparent in the last few technology hype cycles is that for startups and their investors there is a short multi-year window of opportunity (at the Peak of Inflated Expectations) to sell a startup at an inflated price. Machine Learning Meets Lean – Berkeley Lean LaunchPad Class.

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Machine Learning Meets the Lean Startup

Steve Blank

We just finished our Lean LaunchPad class at UC Berkeley’s engineering school where many of the teams embedded machine learning technology into their products. What’s become apparent in the last few technology hype cycles is that for startups and their investors there is a short multi-year window of opportunity (at the Peak of Inflated Expectations) to sell a startup at an inflated price. Machine Learning Meets Lean – Berkeley Lean LaunchPad Class.

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Lean Startup In Japanese Companies

Steve Blank

Implementing the Lean Startup in any company is hard. Now compound that level of effort with trying to put a Lean Startup culture in place in Japan. And weak leadership leads to a reluctance to change and the inability to mandate Lean as an innovation process. They list four actionable steps for implementing Lean in Japanese corporations. All the culture and incentives are designed for execution.

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Guest Post: Running Better Lean Startup Workshops

Grasshopper Herder

The post Guest Post: Running Better Lean Startup Workshops appeared first on GrasshopperHerder.com. Lean Startup Teamwork & Leadership Facilitation WorkshopsFive actionable tips on running better workshops.

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[Review] The Lean Startup

YoungUpstarts

Creators of new products in environments of extreme uncertainty, startups face enormous risks. As a startup owner, what can you do to improve your chances? Enter “ The Lean Startup: How Today’s Entrepreneurs Use Continuous Innovation to Create Radically Successful Businesses “, a New York Times bestseller by founder of IMVU (creator of 3D avatars) Eric Ries. The Lean Startup’s core is represented by the Build-Measure-Learn feedback loop.

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Adopting the Lean Hype Cycle

Grasshopper Herder

if you''re adopting lean, you need to understand this flow: Inspiration, Application, Practice. Human Resources Lean Startups adopting lean startup hype cycle It has another, more famous name, the hype cycle.

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Templates Suck, Here’s Our Lean Startup Template

Grasshopper Herder

Every few weeks, someone asks me if there’s a template that they should use to define their lean startup experiments…and I say no. Lean Enterprise Lean Startups Managing Entrepreneurship experiment design metrics templates I’m not a big fan of templates in the broad sense of a one size fits all template to define experiments regardless of the context. I am a huge fan of having […].

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Lean in Larger Organizations – Interview with Jay Badenhope

Grasshopper Herder

I reached out to him to chat about his approach to implementing lean startup in large- and mid-size companies. You can find him on Twitter or LinkedIn) Q: What is the difference between running lean in a very large vs. […]. Lean Enterprise Managing Entrepreneurship Product Management Strategy lean startup in Lean Startups lean-enterprise

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Guide To Using The Lean Canvas Approach For Your Startup

The Startup Magazine

Creating a startup from scratch can be a daunting endeavor. it’s wise to create and implement some kind of business plan with a lean canvas approach as your guide. Lean canvas vector illustration. A guide to using the lean canvas approach.

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Case Study: Lean Experiments with Radical Candor

Grasshopper Herder

We decided to run lean experiments on this tactic to see how it would work for the Kromatic team. The post Case Study: Lean Experiments with Radical Candor appeared first on GrasshopperHerder.com. Lean Startup Teamwork & Leadership Continuous Improvement Experiment Design & Template Hypothesis Driven Development lean startup teams

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Guest Post: Pitching to Investors: A Lean Startup Perspective

Grasshopper Herder

(Andy Cars, founder of Seedcap and Lean Ventures, helps startups with strategy, business development, lean startup and fundraising, and large companies create and execute on their innovation strategies. If he’s not busy helping startups and enterprises, you can probably find him on Twitter and LinkedIn.) Lean Startup investors pitching

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Corporate Lean Anti-Patterns: 5 minute video

Grasshopper Herder

Unlike startups, large companies have many moving parts to manage when attempting to lean new ways for creating customer value. They often adopt concepts such as lean to move faster, but sometimes spiral into lean anti-patterns: More and more enterprise scale companies are drinking the lean Kool Aid and starting to implement Lean Startup methodology. Managing Entrepreneurship adopting lean startup anti-patterns lean-enterprise waterfall

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Taxonomy of the Lean Startup Anti-Pivot

Grasshopper Herder

Customer Development Entrepreneurship Investment Lean startup Pitching anti-patterns lean startup pivot pivotSometimes pivoting describes how entrepreneurs adapt to customer feedback. Sometimes it's an annoying buzzword, grating to the ears.

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The Lean LaunchPad Online

Steve Blank

You may have read my previous posts about the Lean LaunchPad class taught at Stanford , Berkeley, Columbia , Caltech and for the National Science Foundation. Ten years ago I started thinking about why startups are different from existing companies. I wondered if business plans and 5-year forecasts were the right way to plan a startup. In 2004 I funded IMVU, a startup by Will Harvey and Eric Ries. He called it the “Lean Startup.”.

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How Startups Can Keep Product Development Lean

YoungUpstarts

The lean start-up movement has been based on a single insight – which the purpose of a start-up is to discover a business model that works. In this article we explore the unique challenges of a lean start-up and how Outsourced Product Development (OPD) can be used to overcome them. The Lean Start-Up Environment. The insights from the Lean Start-Up movement have led to the assumption that there will be periods in every start-up’s history of significant change (The Pivot).

Playing Lean – Interview with Simen Fure Jørgensen

Grasshopper Herder

(Simen is the creator of Playing Lean, the board game about Lean Startup that is now live on Kickstarter. He’s the CEO of Iterate, a Norwegian consultancy that specialises in Lean Startup. I reached out to him to chat about his approach to teaching Lean. Lean Startups Managing Entrepreneurship board game educationYou can find him on Twitter and Linkedin.) Q: How […].

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Free Reprints of “Why the Lean Startup Changes Everything”

Steve Blank

The Harvard Business Review is offering free reprints of the May 2013 cover article, “ Why the Lean Startup Changes Everything “ Available here. Filed under: Big Companies versus Startups: Durant versus Sloan , Business Model versus Business Plan , Customer Development , Customer Development Manifesto , Lean LaunchPad , Teaching , Venture Capital.

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[Review] The Lean Startup

YoungUpstarts

In an earlier post , I briefly touched upon the over indulgence of the importance of the ‘idea’ in a startup. We look at these ‘lucky’ startups and talk about how the founders stumbled upon the perfect idea, and were in the right place at the right time. Many people tend to neglect the execution aspect, and Eric Rie’s “ The Lean Startup ” provides a starting point to this by fleshing out the principles of building a profitable company.

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Lean Startup vs. Visionary Entrepreneur

Grasshopper Herder

There is an ongoing misconception that creating a company under a lean startup approach is incompatible with a big entrepreneurial vision. Customer Development Entrepreneurship Lean startup startup vision

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What type of lean startup experiment should I run?

Grasshopper Herder

Lean Startups Product/Market Fit Customer Development experiment design survey When I was studying marketing I had an arms length list of research techniques like conjoint analysis, surveys, and focus groups. After I read Four Steps to the Epiphany, there was only one: Get out of the building and talk to customers! At LUXr, Janice Fraser introduced me to a whole new host of tools to gain insight such […].

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The Importance Of Keeping Your Startup Lean

YoungUpstarts

Startup companies are fragile. This is prevalent when you look at the numbers of success vs. failure rates among startups. According to Forbes, on average nine out of ten startups fail. As a result, we need to give our little startups as much chance as possible to grow into healthy product and service shipping machines. This is where keeping your startup lean comes in. A lean startup only spends money on things it absolutely needs.

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Lean Market Research for Startups

VC Cafe

Most startups will fail in their first two years of operation and only one percent of the startups that pitch to VCs will end up receiving funding. [[ This is a content summary only. Eric Reis John Mullins Lean Market Research Lean Startup Lean Startups Marc Andreessen Market Research Product-market-fit Steve Blank 5 forces 7 domains john mullins Market research Market Sizing product-market-fit steve blank swot

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10 Lean Startup Machine Tips and Tricks

Grasshopper Herder

I was at Lean Startup Machine in New York last weekend and I was so impressed by a post by Cindy Alvarez that Trevor distributed, 10 Things I’ve Learned, that I decided to blatantly copy her and create my own top ten list. Lean Startups and Customer Development

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Lean Tools: How TenTune Harnessed the Power of the Pencil

Grasshopper Herder

The post Lean Tools: How TenTune Harnessed the Power of the Pencil appeared first on GrasshopperHerder.com. Lean Startup User Experience & Research Evaluative Market Experiment Generative Market Research Minimum Viable Product Product Management Product/Market FitA case study on how two entrepreneurs went from idea to MVP without writing a single line of code.

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How To Run A Lean Startup

YoungUpstarts

Starting a business takes a lot of preparation, and once the launch has happened that’s only the beginning; in order to be truly successful, you will need to look into ways of saving money at every turn and running a lean business (at least until you are making a good profit). Finding a good deal is paramount to running a lean business, so take your time over it when necessary. Others startup advice

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The Ultimate Guide to Running a Lean Startup

Grasshopper Herder

Don''t read posts with titles like "The Ultimate Guide to Running a Lean Startup.". Lean Startups Do not click this link or read this post. Build Measure Learn is a process, not a bumper sticker.

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The Lean LaunchPad Educators Class

Steve Blank

The Lean LaunchPad entrepreneurship curriculum has caught fire. Ten years ago I started thinking about why startups are different from existing companies. I wondered if business plans and 5-year forecasts were the right way to plan a startup. In 2004 I funded IMVU, a startup by Will Harvey and Eric Ries. While I had said startups were “Searching” for a business model, I had been a bit vague about what exactly a business model looked like.

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Craft a Startup Lean Business Model

The Startup Magazine

That’s why it’s important to decide the incorporation status that is most relevant for you and then follow these 7 steps to get a lean business model: No Copying. You need to understand your customer in order to build a lean business model. This will ensure your lean business model remains lean and profits remain as high as possible. The post Craft a Startup Lean Business Model appeared first on The Startup Magazine.

7 Highlights from Lean Startup Week

Startup Lessons Learned

Guest Post by Misti Yang, Writer for Lean Startup Co. Editor’s Note: We wrapped up the 2017 Lean Startup Week in San Francisco just a few weeks ago, and we’re excited to share with you some of the best lessons learned in entrepreneurship and corporate innovation. In an interview with GE’s Culture Transformation Leader Janice Semper during Lean Startup Week, Eric Ries remarked, “Listen, that's our specialty here.

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Top 10 Benefits Of Lean

YoungUpstarts

Lean is a methodology that can be applied to all disciplines of knowledge work to increase business efficiency, agility, and visibility. Due to its roots in manufacturing, Lean is often equated with the elimination of waste, but this view of Lean misses the mark on realizing its true value. Lean is more about aligning your organization’s skills, talents, resources, processes, and strategy with the needs of your customers. Lean Transformations.

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