Ebb and Flow

A long term viable business model embraces ebb and flow: it organizes the abandonment of failed and obsolete products to enable an investment strategy for new growth that emphasizes experimentation in anticipation of a high rate of early small failures. […]

By | 2016-11-07T21:32:41+00:00 January 25th, 2013|Silicon Valley, skmurphy|3 Comments

Engineering Your Sales Process Workshop Feb-8 Early Bird Closes This Weekend

Just a heads up that the early bird rates for our next "Engineering Your Sales Process®" Workshop close Sun-Jan-28. This is the same workshop that Scott Sambucci and Sean Murphy offered at the Lean Startup Conference in December 2012 but we are limiting the attendance to 12 entrepreneurs to allow [...]

The Lucky And The Wise

The Little Ways That Encourage Good Fortune Wisdom is having things right in your life and knowing why. If you do not have things right in your life you will be overwhelmed: you may be heroic, but you will not be wise. If you have things right in your life [...]

By | 2014-12-08T21:55:26+00:00 January 21st, 2013|Rules of Thumb, skmurphy|7 Comments

Bootstrapper Breakfast Comes to Tampa Thu-Jan-24

Come join other Tampa Bay area entrepreneurs who eat problems for breakfast.  At a Bootstrappers Breakfast® we have serious conversations about growing a business based on internal cash flow and organic profit: this is for founders who are actively bootstrapping a startup. When: Thu-Jan-24-2013 8:30 AM to 10:00 AM Where: [...]

By | 2014-05-11T20:20:13+00:00 January 16th, 2013|Events, skmurphy|0 Comments

Tribes and Traction

Question: I’m reading Seth Godin’s Tribes book, what role do you think tribes play for startups? For context, we are in crunch time at my startup. We have a few part-time engineers and have soft-circled first half of angel round. Morale is still very high but have lots on our [...]

By | 2016-08-09T14:56:38+00:00 January 9th, 2013|Community of Practice, skmurphy|1 Comment

Openings for Mastermind Group

We have openings for our Mastermind Groups geared for technical entrepreneurs. for CEOs Entrepreneurs who wanted to form an advisory board of peers with a deeper understanding of each other’s businesses and shared accountability. for CTOs We have found that the CTO has a unique role on a startup team: [...]

By | 2013-01-07T11:41:52+00:00 January 7th, 2013|Events|0 Comments

Where Do Lean Startup Methods Help Most?

Where Do Lean Startup Methods Help Most? The Lean Startup 2012 conference clarified where Lean Startup principles are especially applicable: Emerging markets, Industries that are being disrupted, Companies that have fallen behind the innovation curve. All of these situations are characterized by the need for exploration and discovery instead of [...]

By | 2018-10-13T23:44:09+00:00 January 3rd, 2013|Customer Development, Events, skmurphy|5 Comments

Stein’s Law

"If something cannot go on forever, it will stop." Stein's Law (Herbert Stein) Some excerpts from Choices for Deficit Reduction [Full Report PDF] released by Congressional Budget Office on November 8, 2012. The United States is facing fundamental budgetary challenges. Federal debt held by the public exceeds 70 percent of the nation’s [...]

By | 2013-01-06T18:49:03+00:00 January 2nd, 2013|skmurphy|2 Comments