Category: Technology

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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The Reconstruction of the K-12 Teacher

The Atlantic has an interesting piece, The Deconstruction of the K-12 Teacher. It’s a worthwhile read that not only presents an interesting case but provides a great overview of where the edtech world stands today. The basis of the piece

Posted in Articles, Education, Education Reform, Teaching, Teaching Profession, Technology, Uncategorized

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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Are We Too High on High Tech?

High Tech has been very good to me, and I’m not looking to bite the hand that’s fed me and my family. However, I think the excessive press-glorified “Go West Young Man” mindset celebrating our high tech successes masks a

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Key Takeaways from YC Startup School 2014 in NYC

I had the pleasure of spending a day at Y Combinator’s (YC) Startup School, a 4+ hour series of talks, in NY on June 18, 2014, . To put the event in context, here is my elevator pitch of what

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IPad Review – Why New is Not Always Better

This week, being the technophile that I am, and after all of the usual Apple hoopla I rushed out to buy myself a new iPad. And, because I’m a giving person, I’m providing you with this IPad review, so you

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Email Confusion at the Harvard Business Review

Tom Cochran, the CTO of the Atlantic has an article at the Harvard Business Review called “Email is Not Free”, where he points out that wasting time with unnecessary emails might be costing your company more soft dollars than you

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