Startup Lessons Learned 2011 Roundup

This is a recap of the presentations from the 2011 Startup Lessons  Learned Conference. My intent is to provide links to the presentations, videos, and relevant blog post for each session. Update Aug-5-2014: none of the Justin.TV links resolve at this point because of their exit from the video hosting [...]

By | 2014-08-20T19:15:49+00:00 June 29th, 2011|Events, skmurphy|6 Comments

Book Club: Cohan’s “Great Demo!”

We have two sessions on Peter Cohan's Great Demo! book. Sep-4-2012 that addressed  “Lessons Learned Implementing The Great Demo! Methodology” We had two change agents join us on the panel: Barry Nelson and Jolie Rollins and our intent, consistent with the Book Club’s promise, elicit actionable insights from the panel informed [...]

By | 2013-01-07T13:12:45+00:00 June 25th, 2011|Books, Demos, Events, Sales|11 Comments

Ries’ The Lean Startup

Call-in Book Review on Wednesday, August 10, 2011 12:00 p.m. Pacific / 9:00 a.m. Hawaii 1:00 p.m. Mountain / 2:00 p.m. Central 3:00 p.m. Eastern Signup to participate the live review The Lean Startup by Eric Ries The Lean Startup methodology offers a scientific approach to creating and managing successful [...]

By | 2011-07-28T06:30:17+00:00 June 23rd, 2011|Books, Events|2 Comments

Darwin and the Demon: Innovating Within Established Enterprises

Call-in Book Discussion recorded on August 24, 2011Karen Sage, VP of Technology Alliance and Industry Program Marketing for CA Technologies, and Ellen Chandra, Product Marketing Manager at Cisco Systems, join Sean Murphy to discuss market innovation. View the recorded session Darwin and the Demon: Innovating Within Established Enterprises by Geoffrey [...]

By | 2013-06-25T16:28:55+00:00 June 22nd, 2011|Books, Events|5 Comments

Steve Mock Joins 3D Negotiation Panel June 22

I have been fortunate to add Steve Mock as a panelist for our next Business Impact Book Club on "3D Negotiation" a 2003 Harvard Business Review Article by David Lax and James Sebenius. Steve Mock (@steve_mock) Founder or management team of 5 venture-backed start ups. Proven track record of effective [...]

By | 2013-06-25T16:32:00+00:00 June 21st, 2011|Books, Events|0 Comments

Father’s Day 2011

“When my father died it was like a whole library burned down. ” Laurie Anderson “World Without End” Father’s Day has me reflecting on my father’s passing almost four years ago now: there isn’t a week that goes by that I don’t wish I could still give him a phone call.  I [...]

By | 2016-11-04T12:22:32+00:00 June 19th, 2011|skmurphy|6 Comments

B.V. Jagdeesh on “Startup Leadership Lessons Learned”

Mr. B.V. Jagadeesh gave a great talk on "Lessons Learned Starting, Leading, and Succeeding at Multiple Startups" tonight at the GITPRO meeting.  Mr. Jagadeesh co-founded Fouress (a bootstrapped consulting firm), co-founded Exodus Communications, was CEO at NetScalar (and stayed on after  its acquisition by Citrix as a VP/GM),  was  president and [...]

Crucial Customer Development Concepts At GITPRO Sat-Jun-18

I have been invited to speak at the Global Indian Technical Professional (GITPRO) on "Crucial Customer Development Concepts" this Saturday June 18.  I will outline key customer development insights and some rules of thumb for successful innovation in Silicon Valley. I will cover concepts that form the basis for conventional [...]

By | 2011-06-15T00:53:49+00:00 June 15th, 2011|Customer Development, Events, skmurphy|1 Comment

Boyd’s Essence of Winning and Losing

Call-in Book Discussion recorded on July 27, 2011Panel discussion on John Boyd's OODA Loop (Observe-Orient-Decide-Act) with Lenny Greenberg of Assistyx and Venkatesh Rao, author of Tempo and the Ribbonfarm blog, Francis Adanza of LeadFormix, and Sean Murphy of SKMurphy. They shared how they have consciously applied the OODA process to [...]

By | 2013-06-25T16:44:54+00:00 June 13th, 2011|Books, Events|0 Comments

What Situation Is Your Team Training For?

Rob Mee, CEO of Pivotal Labs,  wrote a blog post on "7 Myths of Entrepreneurship and Programming" that contains a great reminder on how to achieve team performance under pressure: training (excerpt below has emphasis added) Myth: Looming deadlines necessitate shortcuts. Many software teams use the excuse of a high-pressure [...]

By | 2012-12-07T12:55:23+00:00 June 12th, 2011|skmurphy|1 Comment

Focus Needs Buffers and Free Time

This is my first day off in about three weeks. A client has been preparing a proposal and presentation for a significant opportunity that they have been invited to compete for and between that and existing obligations it's been hectic. It's more clear than ever that focus needs buffers: letting [...]

By | 2014-09-21T15:20:17+00:00 June 11th, 2011|Rules of Thumb|6 Comments

Theresa Shafer Bio

Theresa Shafer - Program Manager Theresa has been with SKMurphy since 2003. She was a hardware design engineer at 3COM, AMD and MMI. Theresa also brings experience with budgeting, financial reporting, program management, and market analysis. She is a lead generation and Wordpress expert. She has authored an award winning [...]

By | 2017-07-24T20:39:55+00:00 June 9th, 2011|Team, tshafer|0 Comments