It always seems simpler to be able to start with a blank slate, and even better to be given just one project so that you can focus, but the reality is that innovation inside an organization requires balancing priorities.
The concept of a minimum viable product that is the result of product development and customer development proceeding in parallel (“synchronous development”) was first articulated by Frank Robinson in 2001.
When Cyberspace everts into the real world enabling communication and connection for non-computing related applications we call it IoT (the Internet of Things).
Fundamental questions allow you to explore new perspectives that can unlock new opportunities. Entrepreneurs can be unwilling to ask them–even of themselves–because a label that is commonly applied: stupid questions.
I am giving a short briefing on “Managing the Work/Work Balance In Your Consulting Practice” at the South Bay Consultants Meetup on Mon-Apr-17 at 7:30am.
In July of 2014 we were fortunate to be introduced to Andrew Boer by a client who had used him for a video shoot. Since then we have collaborated with him on a number of projects and recommend him for your Silicon Valley live video needs.
I collect quotes for entrepreneurs from a variety of sources and tweet them on @skmurphy about once a day where you can get them hot off the mojo wire. At the end of each month I curate them in a blog post that adds commentary and may contain a longer passage from the same source for context. Please enter your E-mail address if you would like have new blog posts sent to you.
If you are a startup founder you are very likely spending an hour or two a day reading and writing email. Some days it may seem that you spend most of your time responding to emails from prospects, customers, partners, cofounders, service providers, and spammers.
Dorothea Brande wrote “Becoming a Writer” in 1934. The book remains in print today, offering valuable tips for both writers and entrepreneurs.
Your value hypothesis is your best theory for why customers will pay for your product or service in preference to the status quo or other alternatives available to them. One of the key challenges entrepreneurs face in launching a new offering is understanding the value it offers a target customer in addressing a need or solving a problem. Our February 2017 newsletter explores the challenges of crafting and testing your value hypothesis.
I collect quotes for entrepreneurs from a variety of sources and tweet them on @skmurphy about once a day where you can get them hot off the mojo wire. At the end of each month I curate them in a blog post that adds commentary and may contain a longer passage from the same source for context. Please enter your E-mail address if you would like new blog posts sent to you.
The following is an edited transcript of Elena Krasnoperova‘s “Learning Hacks for Bootstrappers” briefing at the Bootstrapper Breakfast on Fri-Dec-2-2016. She had a “cheat sheet” she handed out that is interleaved here in her remarks. We have added hyperlinks where they help to clarify or elaborate on her remarks.
I ran into Shane Reiser (@ShaneReiser) at the Intrapreneur Conference in Silicon Valley and was impressed by his new startup (Your Ideas are Terrible) with cofounder Carie Davis to bring lean thinking to corporate innovation. What follows is a Q&A we conducted over email with hyperlinks added for context.
There are a lot of misconceptions about finding early adopters of a new product or technology. It’s a question that comes up often in early market exploration: this post is a summary of my experience and current best thinking.
A collection of quotes of interest and use to entrepreneurs: these quotes for entrepreneurs were identified in December 2016. You can follow @skmurphy to get these quotes for entrepreneurs hot off the mojo wire or wait until they are collected in a blog post at the end of each month. Enter your E-mail address if you would like have new blog posts sent to you.
Some thoughts on Christmas Day 2016: “peace on earth, good will to all men.”
We can grow apart from friends and family we don’t see that often. Christmas Eve 2016 is a chance to reconnect with family and see friends.
Theresa Shafer came up with a clever reconceptualization of a common logo for Wifi as a Christmas tree for the OpenSensors holiday greeting: “Have a Holly Jolly IoT-Enabled Holiday.”
Some quick answers to common questions about how to protect your intellectual property (IP) and when to incorporate.