Category: Startups

When to be Mean to Lean

In recent times, the Lean Startup as developed by Steve Blank and Eric Reis has become the most populars startup Methodology of our time. It consists of fleshing out your idea with a Business Model Canvas; getting to product-market fit

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6 Part High School Course on Software and Startups with Notes, Graphics and Videos

Here is a 6 Part High School Course on Software and Startups with Notes, Graphics and Videos of a course we taught over the 2014-2015 school year 1) The Rise of Software and Startups 2) Business Models and Product Market

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Facebook Exec Learns the Value of Getting Liked

In business, a company like Facebook is sometimes called out for being a bit unkind towards competitors and partners. However, when it comes to their employees they understand the value of being liked. Andrew (Boz) Bosworth, the creator of the

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Agile Development: *Videos*

———————————————————————————————————————– ———————————————————————————————————————– Get our weekly Brevedy Email: ———————————————————————————————————————– The Why of Agile Development Four ingredients to a great startup Idea – A mission oriented idea aimed at a significant market Product – A great product that customers will love Team

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The Customer Development Model: *Videos*

Here are three short videos and text of the introductory course we recently taught on Customer Development Model. ———————————————————————————————————————– ———————————————————————————————————————– ———————————————————————————————————————– Get our weekly Brevedy Email: ———————————————————————————————————————– The Customer Development Model Product Development A vision or concept is translated into

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Business Models and Product-Market Fit: *Videos*

The key for a highly successful business is to provide the right product for a large market. This is referred to as Product-Market fit. Understanding Business Models is a valuable resource to reach Product-Market Fit. Here are three short videos

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The Rise of Software and Startups: Video

Here is the graphic, video and text of the introductory course we recently taught on Software and Startups. ———————————————————————————————————————– Get our weekly Brevedy Email: ———————————————————————————————————————– Here is the graphic: ———————————————————————————————————————– Here is the text description: The Rise of Software &

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Startup Essentials: Ideas, Products, Teams and Execution

San Altman’s amazing Startup course at Stanford is chock-full of amazing speakers and startup essentials. But it all starts with the basic four building blocks of a startup which Altman lays out in the beginning: Ideas, Products, Teams and Execution.

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Startups: Embrace Failure & Fast!

You’ve heard it before, in order for a startup to succeed it must embrace failure. This is a difficult thing for traditional business thinkers. In an existing, established company, the focus is generally on execution. Therefore, if there is a

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Pipes vs. Platforms on the Business Model Canvas

We’ve recently begun teaching a course on business models for High School students. We’re big fans of the Business Model Canvas, especially as presented in Business Model Generation by Alexander Osterwalder & Yves Pigneur, which helps you focus on the

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