Founder Story: Steven Kim of

An interview with Steven Kim, founder of which provides very well written summaries of business and personal improvement books. I think his summary of the Lean Startup is by far the best and most useful, I profiled it last year in “E-Book Summary for Lean Startup”  […]

By |2018-07-13T20:19:43-08:00October 14th, 2016|Founder Story|0 Comments

How Do I Move From Being Capable to Offering Expert Consulting?

Offering expert consulting means developing a specialization and focus that enable you to execute with distinction. The phrases “finding the niche for your product” and “product market fit” are essentially equivalent. A key definition of a market is that members reference each other’s buy decisions and therefore building up a [...]

Something Ventured: Make Money and Change the World for the Better

One documentary worth watching to get some context on the history of entrepreneurship and venture capital is “Something Ventured.” It’s a series of interviews with venture capitalists talking about their investments and their risk mitigation strategies in the 1950’s through 1970’s. It’s clear that they paid a lot of attention [...]

By |2020-07-20T14:51:56-08:00October 10th, 2016|Design of Experiments, Founder Story, MVP, skmurphy|0 Comments

A Childhood Memory or Two

I had strong memory this morning of riding my bike down a hill on the street in front of our house. The air was skin warm and after the heat of the summer was a delightful caress, going downhill I did not have to pedal and it was like flying. [...]

By |2018-07-06T16:07:26-08:00October 9th, 2016|Blogging, skmurphy|1 Comment

Dark Watchman vs. The Architect of Fear

This is a republished version of a blog post I did originally on July-21-2008 on the blog. It’s a meditation on fighting terrorism and creating a common enemy to foster collaboration. Architect of fear has a dual meaning: both the terrorist (e.g. the Joker in the movie “The Dark [...]

By |2018-07-14T01:08:30-08:00October 2nd, 2016|Blogging, skmurphy|0 Comments
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