SKM April 2023 Newsletter – 2023 – a Year of Learning

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Make 2023 a year of learning!

Entrepreneurs always need to maintain a balance between exploration and execution. Today is a good time to look back, adjust your priorities and increase your rate of learning by increasing your rate of experimentation and the number of conversations you have with prospects, customers, and peers.

There are two quick ways to measure how much you are learning: the number of times you are surprised in a week and the number of times you complete a task that was confusing or complicated only a few weeks ago.

Now is a chance to reassess priorities and increase your rate of experimentation.


Cultivate Habits that Enable Persistence and Learning


Octavia Butler rejects inspiration, talent, and imagination as essential to creative pursuits and suggests that habits that enable persistence and learning are crucial

Habits for Learning


Learning the Right Lessons from Failure

John Finneran recently wrote a postmortem on a startup that aspired to be “the 37 Signals of non-profit software” entitled “Fat startup: Learn the lessons of my failed Lean Startup.” My concern is that he did not learn the right lessons from failure.

Additional Lessons

Six Activities for Learning New Tools and Skills


Real life often presents entrepreneurs with a new problem or opportunity, so they find themselves learning new skills and tools on the fly.


Learning New Tools and Skills

On-demand Bootcamps and Workshops

SKMurphy offers

Customer Discovery – Market Exploration Bootcamp – 6 weeks $140 Paypal Payment

Getting More Customers – A 90 day Plan – 5 weeks $110

Engineering Your Sales Process – 5 week $110 Paypal Payment

About SKMurphy, Inc.

SKMurphy, Inc. offers customer development services for startup entrepreneurs. We help founders generate leads and close deals to grow your business. Our focus is on early customers and early revenue for technology and expertise products.


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