Getting Unstuck

I had a conversation today with a good friend I had not seen in a while. Normally cheerful, he was feeling “stuck” in his startup I have started several businesses,  tried to start quite a few more, changed direction more often than I ever planned and shut down more than a [...]

By | 2015-01-05T18:24:44+00:00 January 29th, 2014|4 Finding your Niche|0 Comments

Difference Between a Hypothesis and an Assumption

The difference between a hypothesis and an assumption is that the first is normally explicit and the second implicit. A hypothesis is what is being tested explicitly by an experiment. An assumption is tested implicitly. By making your assumptions as well as your hypotheses explicit you increase the clarity of [...]

The Likely Consequences of Entrepreneurship Require Perseverance

Justin Kan (@JustinKan) wrote "Startups Don't Die They Commit Suicide" in 2011" (mirrored on his blog here)  reflecting on what he had observed and learned as a serial entrepreneur. It was reposted on the Philly Startup Leaders list earlier this week which led me to write the following comments mixed with [...]

Semifore Execs Share Bootstrapping Lessons and 2014 Scaling Up Plans at Jan-17-2014 MVP Clinic

Semifore , Inc. was founded in 2006 by Richard Weber based on his system design experience at several startups and some larger systems firms. All of them struggled with the need for  tools and methods to keep the hardware architecture in sync with software architecture and to ensure that the [...]

By | 2014-01-17T21:59:56+00:00 January 16th, 2014|4 Finding your Niche, 5 Scaling Up Stage, EDA, Events, skmurphy|2 Comments

Welcome to 2014

"It is never too late to become what you might have been." George Eliot My resolutions for 2014 are less about goals and more about habits, systems and capabilities. Habits: I have been running a log and control chart for health related activities--walking, diet, regular sleep cycle, meditation--for several years. [...]

By | 2015-01-10T22:12:54+00:00 January 2nd, 2014|checklist, skmurphy|1 Comment