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“I will honor Christmas in my heart, and try to keep it all year. I will live in the Past, the Present, and the Future. The Spirits of all Three shall strive within me. I will not shut out the lessons that they teach.” Charles Dickens in "A Christmas Carol"
What follows is a sequence of E-mails with an entrepreneur bootstrapping an EdTech startup around the challenges of doing customer interviews that have been recast as a conversation, with the original content edited for length and clarity. Entrepreneur (E): I am working with a couple of friends--we all have day [...]
Technical founders are tempted to look for a channel partner or hire an experienced sales person to make their early sales. This is often problematic for several reasons. It's hard to assess/develop a channel without a clear picture of your target customer and the value proposition that your solution offers. [...]
"Having worked on ad-supported online businesses on and off since 1996, I think 90% of the people who talk about their startups as ad-supported are just fooling themselves. This turns up a lot at the Lean Startup Machine events. Many people avoid thinking about business models, and one way to [...]
If you missed SKMurphy and SalesQualia at Lean Startup Conference's workshop, Sean Murphy and Scott Sambucci led an interactive workshop on developing and debugging your repeatable and scalable B2B sales process. In the workshop, we worked a number of sales issues that the attendees from lean startups had: Can’t get [...]
There are 20 mentors listed on the Lean Startup 2012 Speakers-Mentors list. This is a companion post to my roundup of slides, videos, and related articles and blog posts from the Lean Startup 2012 Conference. My intent is to round out the map of the players in the Lean Startup [...]
This post curates content and commentary related to the 2012 Lean Startup Conference: videos, blog posts, slides, articles, etc.. Lean Startup Conference Main Program Mon-Dec-3-2012 Opening Remarks by Eric Ries Presenter: Eric Ries / blog / @ericries / W: Eric Ries / The Lean Startup Book: The Lean Startup by Eric Ries Video: pending [...]